100% organic fabric, treated with love, not pesticides
An and Arleen invited me a while ago to join their internation blogtour.
The idea was to use the organic Birch fabric for a StraightGrain pattern.
Birch fabrics however is rather new to me, as I most often sew with
thrifted fabrics, but when I received the parcell, containing thee beautiful solid poplins,
I was immediately convinced by the beautiful quality and softness of the fabric.
After a quick wash, I ironed them (like a breeze) and just couldn't resist starting
immediately with my sewing project.
I know this opinion might be influenced by the fact that I got the fabric
as a gift, but nevertheless,... I just wanted to share this experience with you guys,
as it is just the softest solid cotton ever! And organic as well!
I love to sew with solid fabrics, to keep a dress plain and simple,
and maybe just add a little spark by using a vintage ribbon, pretty buttons
or a small piece of contrasting fabric.
The Hanami dress is an ideal pattern to play around, and I used coral and blush
for the patchwork triangles in the bodice and pockets, to brighten this beatiful dusk - dark blue - dress.
The coral was also used for lining the sleeves,
which brightens it up even more.
Convinced? ... Not yet?
A whole bunch of lovely ladies is joining me on this tour,
so please go and check out their creations as well !!!
Birch - Knee Socks and Goldilocks - Petrol & Mint - The Crafty Kitty - Christinaa - Just Add Fabric I Love You Sew - My Petite Sophie - While She Was Sleeping - StraightGrain - Made By Sara
Thanks An an Arleen !!!
You girls keep on making pretty patterns and fabric,
we'll make sure to handle them with handmade love ;-)
Fabric: Solid Poplin - Birch fabrics
Pattern: Hanami dress - StraightGrain patterns
also avaliable at Fabricworm