A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of experimenting with designing my own fabric with My Fabric Design. I honestly had no idea what to print but have always been drawn to splatter prints and despite the fact I’m not a huge fan of busy prints, I said what the heck and stuck with it. Myfabricdesign.com made this process really easy with a seamless uncomplicated website that’s perfect for a person like me who enjoys a to the point process.
The fabric I selected was this silky faille which is a nice quality and great choice for a skirt or dress. It cuts and sews easily and as long as you follow the ironing instructions 🙁 irons well. (make sure you iron on the wrong side of the fabric or it will bleed)
note: this fabric was 42″ wide which made lining up the print a challenge and is driving me crazy the more I look at it :- so make sure you order enough fabric to accommodate.
I wanted to make a dress but also wanted the opportunity to wear separates, so I opted for a top and skirt that at first glance could pass for a dress.
The pattern used for the top was Vogue V8772 with the following alterations:
-Added elastic at the wrist
-Removed the darts from the back of the pattern
The skirt was made using vintage McCalls 4589 view A with the following alterations:
-Added 6″ to the length
-Added a 3″ waist band
-Added side seam pockets