September 30, 2015 by Tina Olsson / Gavanna
Here’s my new blouse, made with a LOOOOOVELY fabric from Spoonflower.
(Or is it a shirt? No, blouse feels right )
So whats so lovely here? Well, everything but breathability! But hey, you can’t have it all, especially with polyester!!
The quality is called “Silky faille”, polyester, 24 dollar/yard in 54″ width, so it’s not horribly expensive for a print on demand fabric.
It’s quite thick and has a nice, heavy drape. Super easy to work with, both sewing and pressing, and fraying just a tiny bit. It’s been washed, and didn’t shrink or loose any color, nor wrinkle. On my recent trip this turned out to be a true wash and go blouse, it dried in no time and needed no ironing AT ALL!
The material is compact (the threads are compressed pretty tight together in the weaving process) so it doesn’t breathe a lot, on the other hand it didn’t feel like a plastic bag either, so all in all totally OK!
And the print, oh my!
It looks wonderful, so clear and crisp, with perfect colors.
It’s inspired by classic Japanese fabric design and the Ume flower ( or 梅 ) a close relative to plum and apricots.
The background is a big sweeping wave of lines, and lots and lots of flowers! I’m planning to release more color versions very soon! You find it in my Spoonflower shop.
And the blouse? Another version of the Öckerö dress, soon to be released!
The culottes (yup, not a skirt) will be included in the jumpsuit pattern that’s on it’s way to completion even sooner! You can see it here, and please let me know if you would like to test sew that ( or another ) pattern for me! MUCH appreciated!
And finally, you didn’t forget to download the free pattern?