Today’s stop on the Floral Radiograph Fabric blog tour is little old me. Forgive me for sounding like a proud parent for a minute here, but I really love the black and white versions of the fabric I designed. And I really love the colored versions too!
It was excruciatingly painful to decide which color to choose for this blog tour. Finally I settled on green simply because my daughter has requested more green in her closet.
I chose to have this design printed on voile fabric. It’s light and flow and perfect for a summer outfit. The green fabric for the skirt and contrast on the top is a lightweight corduroy, also great for summer. This outfit will extend into fall too, as long as she doesn’t outgrow it!
So armed with my fabrics, I went looking through my patterns for the perfect one to showcase this fabric. With a border print fabric, you can’t have a curved hemline. It’s probably no great shock that I chose an Oliver+S pattern. Or that I chose my favorite Oliver+S pattern, the 2+2 blouse and skirt!
I absolutely love this pattern. Every time I sew it, I enjoy every step. It’s like piecing a jigsaw puzzle. You just take it slow and feel pleased as every piece falls into place!
The 2+2 blouse has a mostly straight hemline, with the fun added visual interest at the neckline. I am really pleased with how nice this outfit turned out!
The only change I made to the 2+2 pattern was to make an invisible hem rather than stitch a straight line. This is so there isn’t a a white line of horizontal stitching across the border print flowers at the bottom.
Using corduroy for the 2+2 skirt means you end up with softer pleats. When you use quilting cotton (like I did here) the pleats end up really crisp. But I think for this outfit, and the soft floral fabric design I was using, corduroy was the right choice.
I can just imagine this outfit in all 8 colors of the fabric I designed! Too bad Annie doesn’t really need more clothes of this sort at the moment. You can go to this page here to see all the fabric I designed.
Now I simply must share a few things about the photographs in this post. As you can tell, they are a departure from our usual iPhone photography.
I had the opportunity and great pleasure to meet up with Carrie, of Beri Bee Designs. She has a big, fancy camera, and a big heart too!
She suggested a place and a time, and made the magic happen! I’m really, really in awe of her talent. Thanks, Carrie!
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