Welcome to the last stop of the Style Maker Fabrics Srping Blog Tour, and I am so happy that Michelle invited me to be a part of this tour again. This is my third time on her blog tour and I am so honored to be a part of the fun and inspiration.
First up is this gorgeous Abstract Rayon Challis in Navy and White and it is an incredible fabric. I washed and dried the fabric and once it was out of the dryer, I knew exactly what pattern I wanted to use, McCall's 7542, after all this very on-trend fabric needed to have an equally on-trend pattern.. Spring 2017 needs a great fabric and a great sleeve and this pattern has the emphasis on the sleeve
I went with a size 12 and added a couple of inches to the length, one thing to note this pattern has separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cups. Makes it so much quicker when you don't have to alter for a FBA.
One thing I did find I had to change on the pattern was to make the circle opening on the ruffle piece larger, it just wouldn't fit onto my sleeve piece. Also, if somehow I did get it to fit, my hand would not of gone through that piece!
Now I am just going to show you some photos of the sleeve in action.
This rayon challis was so wonderful to sew and press and made it easy to have a beautiful blouse. I have my eye on a few more of Style Maker Fabrics' Rayon Challis for spring and summer
Here is the back of the blouse, with a simple hook and eye closure. Yes, my facing is sticking out just a bit in the back, sorry but on a very positive note, I am so happy how the center back seam matched up.
Now for more modern nautical fun, I selected Style Maker Fabrics' Polka Dot Stretch Twill in Navy/White, see a color theme here? I knew the navy and white polka dot would look great with so many of my garments, I went with a jacket. I love my first Lonetree Jacket so much, I wanted another one in a spring look. So I pulled out my Lonetree Jacket pattern again, ordered all the notions I needed and went to work on another one. This time I omitted the hood.
I went out twice last Sunday to take pictures, one time raining very hard and all the photos were taken on my front porch and a couple with an umbrella. As I was working on some photo edits, the sun came out and I went out for a few more photos.
This stretch twill was such a dream to sew and I enjoyed every step of my jacket. The fabric was easy to cut, sew and press. I love the way the polka dots look for spring and I know this jacket will be well-worn. I put a post on Instagram about the plans I had for the fabric and Michelle commented yea, and a white zipper will be great. As you can see I used a navy zipper, white would have been striking against this navy but I was just a bit worried about keeping it clean. I know myself and was just a worried about the white zipper in a jacket that will be worn quite frequently.
These two fabrics look so good together, print mixing is so fun!
Here is my cord stops and my drawstring. Now my drawstring is an extra long shoe lace. I forgot to order twill tape or equivalent for my drawstring and was running out of time, so I picked up a shoelace and it worked just fine. Plus, if I get this one dirty, I have the other one in my drawer, I can just replace it!
I had only scraps of the rayon challis left and wanted to incorporate it in my jacket. The perfect spot was the pocket flap lining.
Take a look at Style Maker Fabrics' Twill and Denim selection, I am seeing several fabric choices for me in shorts, jeans, and skirts Michelle also suggested this floral camouflage for a utility jacket idea, isn't it cute?
Also, a big thank you to Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics for letting me be a part of this Spring Tour and for providing us with such gorgeous fabrics. As I told Michelle, I have been making a list of my wants and pulling some patterns for needs, the Style Maker Fabrics site makes it so easy to get the patterns matched up the the fabric correctly.
Happy Spring Sewing!
If you have missed any of the stops along the way, please take a look at all these incredible garments made by very talented ladies. Also, take a look at Michelle's full spring fabric blog post