It’s been awhile since I last posted, but I think I was just waiting for the perfect inspiration. I am so excited to share with everyone a couple of projects I made for Heather Givans of Crimson Tate for her new fabric collection Succulents for Windham Fabrics.
Last year Heather told us she would be showing her very first fabric collection at the October 2014 Quilt Market, and she asked if anyone would help make projects for her to display in her booth. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to sew with her beautiful fabrics, and help out a very sweet friend.
For my project I offered to sew up a pretty dress. Heather picked out this beautiful gray and green print. I think her Succulents fabrics lend themselves very well to garment sewing, especially this tiny plant print that has an almost vintage feel when sewn up as a dress or skirt.
The pattern I chose was the Myrtle Dress from Colette Patterns. The pattern is written for knits, but Sarai has a great tutorial on sewing it up with wovens. The simple pattern is perfect for people new to garment sewing. It has a relaxed draped neckline, elastic waist, and (my personal favorite) pockets! This great dress works in the cool spring weather with a pair of tights and boots, and can take you into hot summer days with its sleeveless style. Our lucky friend Brook was selected as a model for Heathers look book, and her friend Eric did an amazing job taking these great photos!
Now that Quilt Market has come and gone, I picked up some of this beautiful border print from her collection. It is also a perfect print for garment sewing, so I decided to make a quick wrap skirt using another Colette Pattern, the Osaka Skirt, from her online publication Seamwork.
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