This fabric has such vibrant colours and I was so lucky to be able to include this as one of my Minerva projects this year.
This fabric is 100% cotton and is really soft on your skin. I love that about this fabric.
I really love the print.
I did road test The Mia Set dress in a printed voile from my stash so I could tweak the dress fit for this fabric. Admittedly, this fabric is heavier than voile but I wanted to do this fabric justice and show you how great this fabric is on someone who’s my height – short.
The fabric weave is linen-look and has all the great properties of cotton. The colour is washfast and has kept its colour since initial washing it.
The challenge here is pattern placement. I chose the Mia Set dress so that I could avoid pattern matching. Pattern placement meant that I was hoping to have the flower colours close to my face but not on the high chest areas.
I overlocked the seam edges because the weave lends itself to a good three thread overlocked edge.
Choosing a matching thread is easy. Pick any colour in this print and just roll with it.
On the centre back I played with a fold design idea so that I wouldn’t need to add a zipper. With the print being so lovely, I really wanted the print to be the focus of this dress and not my print matching skills.
You’ll see the sleeves are very long. That’s because I extended them and added the pleated sleeve cuff. This is a very Winter designed version of The Mia Set.
No pockets were added. I just wanted a comfy dress to wear that had minimal fuss.
This is a comfy Winter dress and it’s longer than my usual dress length for Winter.