So now Hazel is here, I have a decision to make about fabric and have selected a few favourites. I'm thinking this will be a Summer/holiday dress and am imagining wafting around in the sunshine. So I have picked out linen blends, especially these extra wide Kokka linens that I have been thinking about making something with since they arrived. I really love this Luluca floral fabric, it's so pretty - I've draped it sideways because of the way it was rolled, hopefully I wouldn't make it like this. It's hard to picture what it would look like against my sun deprived skin, my mannequin has rather a healthy tan.
This Echino Madrigal fabric is another fabric I have been longing to make something from. Like the Kokka linens, it is a perfect weight and has beautiful drape. I would have to be careful with the placement of the big pink flowers, in my head I am imagining accidentally placing them on the bust and trying it on when finished to find I have created the effect of a pink flower bikini top. Yikes. The birds go in all directions so I would have to be careful to avoid a very obvious upside down one like I have in this photo.
Another Kokka Luluca fabric, this time in black. It's a bit like a block print and I could have some fun playing around with the pattern and geometry.
Firmly within my comfort zone (and dependance on denim) is this linen blend which would be perfect, but maybe a bit safe?
And in black, I love the black version as the white coming through on the weave almost gives it a shot effect.
I adore this Nani Iro brushed cotton, it has to be seen to be fully appreciated. It feels gorgeous and again I could have fun with the print on the bodice. I wonder if it may be a little warm for the summer though.
What do you think?