As promised I am very pleased to announce that the awesome Camellia Top PDF pattern is ready for you all to download in sizes US 4-20, UK 8-24 and EU 34-52.
This is the link to the pattern store page where you will find the Camellia Top in three different size ranges. Choose the one you need, fill in your email address and you will be able to get your FREE copy downloaded instantly.
The smallest pattern in sizes US 4-10, has been available for a month now and has been very popular with many hundreds of happy sewing enthusiasts downloading the pattern to use. Now that all the sizes are available I hope many more of you will be able to enjoy making this lovely top for yourselves.
This is a fantastic project for both beginner and more advanced sewers. It consists of two pattern pieces and as with all my patterns it comes with full instructions for download, assembly and construction to make your sewing as easy as possible.
Take a look at all the new patterns in my pattern store which updates regularly as new PDF downloadable patterns are added.
Do you plan your fashion sewing projects season by season?
As you know I love taking inspiration from the catwalk shows and designer’s latest looks. One of the key influences that I have noticed for this spring is definitely florals. Big bold prints along side tiny, fussy small ones. Both light on dark and pale on light backgrounds.
I am excited about using all of the different styles in various sewing projects.
I’ve pinned some of my favourite floral inspiration pictures to share with you. They include designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera.
I have a confession to make though because I have been collecting floral print fabrics throughout the winter months eagerly squirrelling it all away in anticipation of using them in the springtime. I feel that it is time for me to move on from the dark winter colours to lighter, brighter shades.
Floral fabric designs for dresses
There are some pieces of clothing that I definitely need to include in the floral makes. They include a new over sized shirt or two, an easy fitting dress and a jersey T-shirt top.
Oversized shirts seem to be everywhere in the shops right now. I will use the basic pattern and maybe add a bit more fullness across the lower edge of the yoke on the back and fronts.
I’m not one hundred percent convinced that I like the florals on a dark background trend, however I am going to give it a try with the black cotton and make a short sleeve, easy fitting Dallia dress with added inseam pockets, for a casual everyday style.
This purple, viscous, floral fabric moves beautifully so I’m thinking about using it either to make a second comfort fit shirt or seeing how it would work in a more fitted dress style. Maybe with a bold pink accent colour piping at the neckline and on the sleeves. Sometimes I think that floral prints can look a bit old fashioned and dated so I will be mindful of creating the look I want with the correct type of fabric qualities.