I’m on a mission to get all my newest makes up on the blog before the year comes to a close! This is one of my very favorite makes of the year…and it’s all about this gorgeous fabric!
I’ve found that for me Fabric almost always comes first! I love planning out my looks each season, searching out beautiful fabrics and then pairing them with the perfect pattern. Sewing itself is pretty low on the list for me, it’s a means to an end. I love a beautifully constructed garment but really it’s all about the idea in my head! And this dress is a great example of that.
I bought this fabric on a whim from Emma One Sock months ago when I was planning out looks for my summer girl’s trip. I couldn’t resist! The colors are so me! That golden mustard ( not my best color to wear but I just love it!) copper, pinks and teals combines all my favorite shades in a beautiful bold floral design. I wasn’t quite sure what I would make with it but I had to have it!
Italian ‘unfurled’ lightweight viscose knit, OOS- 2 Yards
Sewing Patterns & Tutorials:
A: Do you feel like some Hollywood glamour? Here is the model for you – the midi skirt makes a grand entrance with its flowing silhouette and fiery fabric. And it’s easy to sew! B: Ultra-light, airy, and this season’s trend: The flared skirt made of easy-care interlock jersey does everything right. Nice detail: the herringbone stripes at the side seams.
For the tank top I just did a tutorial on my method of construction in a teal and copper knit. This is my favorite method to create a beautiful and reversible tank top with clean finished neck and armholes. It’s quick and easy! Of course I finished this project up with another dress! Coming soon to the blog…
I decided the best bet was to keep the design simple to best show off the print. It’s a lighter weight jersey so it needed a bit of structure to keep it from dragging down with the weight so I went with my tried and true design- this simple tank dress. I’ve made quite a few iterations of this dress. My Havana Stripe dress is one of my favorites from last year. It’s just a simple tank top I designed off my sloper and have tweaked the fit over the last 3 years until it’s my perfect shape. This time around I added my fave skirt of the year- Burda 116. I’ve made a navy sweatshirt version, a pecan knit midi and an aqua ponte version.
Watch my October Makes video on YouTube to see this dress worn:
I wore this dress over Thanksgiving and got so many compliments on it! Perfect holiday dress! It also looks fantastic with my Coppelia Cardi! It was a bit cooler up at my sister’s home near Sarasota so it was great that I could add a layer. I’ve recently made another Coppelia Cardi in a copper color that works great too! It also matched my Rifle paper and Co. Linen Aprons. The colors were spot on. You can see them on my Holiday Gifts YouTube Video. So I matched the entire day! Back soon with the rest of my new makes for the year. Happy Sewing!