This week on the vlog I'm sharing some of my favourite woven summer fabrics. Beautiful viscose prints and crepe plus ideas for patterns you can pair them with. We also have a stack of new fabrics ready to go on the site too and I'll be sharing the love with those in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
I want to start by describing the feel of this floral print crepe, it almost feels like a peachskin. It is lovely and soft and feels great against your skin. I love the design with the green leaves and pink flowers, it is a lovely bold tropical design. It's got lots of drape and movement as you would expect from a crepe.
The pattern I thought would pair well with this fabric is Butterick 6585. The bodice is nice and simple, but there are some great sleeve options. The view I would choose to pair with this fabric is view C with a fluted sleeve.
I need to describe the texture of this beautiful floral viscose, it has a slub like effect and almost feels like a raw silk. It is beautiful quality and feels very luxurious. As you would expect from a viscose there's lots of movement and drape in this fabric and it is lovely and breathable thanks to the natural fibres making it perfect for summer.
The dress pattern I chose for this fabric was Burda 6439 - a simple bodice but dramatic dolman sleeves. I think the sleeves would work well and hang beautifully.
This viscose is absolutely delightful, I love the colours, the texture (it has a slub effect almost like a raw silk) and has the fluidity and movement you would expect from a lovely viscose fabric. I think the print is very on trend and is the sort of thing I'm seeing on midi length wrap dresses and shirt dresses in my favourite High Street stores at the moment.
I thought the Adele flutter sleeve blouse would work well - a simple bodice with an option for the flutter sleeve. You can even do a mini me matching top for a child with this one.
I love the design on this swan print viscose - the swans are so pretty and contrast beautifully with the deep blue base colour. The viscose is super soft and almost peachskin like. It feels so nice against the skin. Floaty, drapey and beautiful, what's not to love. There is a very slight stretch thanks to the 2% spandex and 98% viscose.
I think Burda 6537 would work well - there are options for a maxi or knee length version. There is a ruching at the bust, which I think would be quite flattering and I would be tempted to go for the maxi dress.
How pretty is this floral viscose?! I love the way the colours pop and think it is ideal for brightening up your summer wardrobe. It is silky soft against the skin with an almost peachskin like feel and would be great for a range of dressmaking projects. It comes in two colours a royal/purple colour and a jade green.
The pattern I would like to make with these is Vogue 1483, a playsuit and jumpsuit pattern. I would make the playsuit pattern, it is a playsuit, but it has sleeves so wouldn't feel too revealing. It has a lovely neckline, a raglan sleeve and little pockets. The other thing I would be tempted to make would be the Sew Over It pussy bow blouse I'm wearing.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these lovely fabrics as much as I enjoyed sharing them.
Have fun sewing!
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