Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Something Borrowed, Something Different

Bright colors, large florals, bold prints in simple silhouettes make up my go-to style. As an introvert, I like to wear clothes that will serve as an ice-breaker in social settings. It makes it easier for me to engage if I have a conversation starter.

When I saw the new Something Borrowed collection by Riley Blake designs, I felt a tugging to take a departure from my usual choices and style. I felt the need to make a statement of a different kind, a softer more subtle one.

The muted colors and the small-scale fabric of the delicate design of the Floral Grey print spoke to a calm, summer state of mind.

I chose the new Butterick 6678 to pair with this lovely fabric.  
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I love the bodice and sleeve details of view A. The the weight of the cotton holds up well. I like the way it helps define the sleeves.

The pattern was a fast sew requiring no modifications for me. 

Laser-cut pattern weights are available in my Etsy store.
The pattern calls for an invisible zipper which is perfect to keep the print uninterrupted.

I finished it with a blind hem to keep the delicate print uninterrupted. 

I am so happy with this dress. It is a slight departure for me, but is still looks like it belongs in my closet. That being said, that Scallops Navy is calling my name.

Happy Sewing,