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Made By A Fabricista: Summer Florals

Somewhere around the world, there will be a girl that will have a handful of fabric options to choose from & she will choose a floral fabric every time. That girl is me. Summer isn’t officially here yet, but the weather would sure say otherwise. Having a light weight breathable fabric is key to surviving any type of high temperature weather. If you’re new here, I love to make dresses & garments that can be worn dressed up & down, or outfits that can be one different seasons. I love to make things that you can use for different purposes, that way they get a good use. 

One of my favorite fabrics to use is challis. I love the way it feels & how it drapes. Challis is a beautiful soft –drapey fabric that is lightweight, breathable, & fairly easy to work with when creating clothing. Challis fabric is great for dresses, light-weight pants, skirts, blouses, etc. This beautiful floral fabric from Fabric Mart, has to be one of my favorites. The pattern was absolutely beautiful & they even offered different color ways.


Fabric Mart not only has amazing fabric, but they also offer a variety of notions, trims, and sewing patterns. For this dress, I used the pattern, “the Hughes Dress,” by Friday Pattern Co. which was available at Fabric Mart in a printed version. This pattern came in the cutest package & the instruction manual was a very easy to follow booklet. The pattern had a great range of sizes starting at XS & ending at 7X. I really enjoyed using this pattern. This project would be an excellent semi-beginner project. I think it is fairly easy to complete, but it had some certain skills that were beyond basic. 


MACY  @macycamile


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, CHALLIS.
You can also shop our selection of Friday Pattern Co patterns HERE.

Comments

  1. Lovely fit! I'm a floral girl too.

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  2. I know this sounds redundant but ‘this dress was made for you’. Wow! It looks so incredible in so many ways from the color for your skin tone to the perfect length. And oh my the fit! You must feel so beautiful in it.

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  3. very attractive

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  4. I'm also that girl. I have this challis in 2 different colorways. Your dress is fan-freaking-tastic. gaylen

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