Would you like to know what each fabric is? Yes? Okay, here we go.
First, a classic rose print on a swiss dot! This is lightweight and textured, and would be perfect for blouses and dresses.
|Swiss Dot Roses|
I have my freshman design students at Marist College make tank tops as a first project, and I sewed my sample in this rose print. You can see the swiss dot texture here!
Here's another swiss dot with a floral-bow stripe print! This was inspired by Horrockses dresses of the '40s and '50s. I would love to see this with a chevron design on a bodice, like Vintage Vogue 8789.
|Swiss Dot Stripe|
|Border Print Rose Sateen|
I designed Butterick 6167 specifically with this print in mind. Here it is on display in Puyallup!
Is it okay to have a favorite fabric in your own collection? Because mine might be this one. Huge roses in lovely pink and red tones on a black background. This is also a sateen. My next project is to make a half circle skirt in this for spring.
|Sateen Rose in Black|
It also comes in coral and yellow on cotton poplin! I want to make a HUGE full-skirted dress in this to go flouncing about in.
|Coral Rose Poplin|
Of course, we couldn't do without a tropical floral print sateen. This would be perfect in a Shaheen-esque pattern like my Butterick 6019.
|Tropical Floral Sateen|
Cherries! We have them on an aqua background in a heavenly rayon challis with an amazing drape.
|Cherries on Aqua Rayon Challis|
And on a white background on crisp cotton poplin.
|Cherries on White Cotton Poplin|
Another favorite: KITTIES. This is inspired by a 40s novelty print and is done on a poly chiffon with a sheer windowpane background. I was hesitant about polyester, but when I felt this one I was so in love! It has a really nice hand and feel to it. (Also, the grey kitty is my Henry. Obviously.) I'm going to be making the "40s-Style Blouse" from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual in this print. More to come.
|Poly Dobby Chiffon Kitties|
Also on the poly windowpane chiffon: BOWS!
|Poly Dobby Chiffon Bows|
|Poodle Dot Lawn|
Next, a mini-collection of three grey chambrays. These are all cotton and feel so nice. In little white bows:
|Chambray Bow Print|
|Chambray Cherry Print|
And red polka dots:
|Chambray Polka Dot Print|
Embroidered strawberries! This is on a medium weight ribbed-texture cotton.
|Embroidered Strawberry Cotton|
And finally (whew!): a really cool novelty weave fabric. It's a swiss dot cotton with polka dot chiffon "pinwheels" appliqued on top. This is super special and would make a beautiful full circle skirt.
|Embroidered Swiss Dot in Black|
It also comes in pink!
|Embroidered Swiss Dot in Pink|
Well, there they are! They are in Joann stores and on their website (which ships to the US and Canada. I will be doing a giveaway for international readers, so look out for that soon). I really hope you like them, readers. I would love to extend a huge thanks to Fabric Traditions, who made the line a reality, my supporters at Butterick, and of course Joann Fabrics and their dedicated sewing-obsessed employees.
Now that all my sewing for the dress book is done, I plan to spend some time making myself a spring wardrobe in these fabrics. More to come!