pretty Pantone floral

This weekend I cut into one of the fabrics I picked up at the new local quilt shop.

New fabrics from the Keepsake Quilt Shop

I like the combination of straight lines and the wee floral motif on this fabric. The pink and blue in the floral reminded me of the 2016 Pantone colors of the year, rose quartz and serenity.

Dahlia's new posy dress

When I looked closely at this fabric, I knew it would be perfect for a frock for Dahlia. It suits her very well, I think! For some reason, I has never occurred to me until now to press or steam the gathered skirt piece before sewing it to the bodice. I think that it made it easier to construct! I didn’t do a firm press, just a light one mostly relying on steam, but it helped the gathers to stay where I wanted them. How did I not think of this until now? Sometimes it seems like the most obvious things wait to reveal themselves.

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2 thoughts on “pretty Pantone floral

  1. I love the tip about pressing before piecing together the dress. I realize, in reading, that sometimes I do this … With sleeves! Oh, but it will be so helpful to do with skirts, too! Your dress is lovely and I can’t wait to see what you make of the other fabrics.

    • Thanks so much, Kits! I haven’t made any dresses with sleeves yet – I keep thinking about it, though, so I think that will be a project to do soon! Do you have any favorite patterns for sleeved Blythe garments? 🙂

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