Sarah Jane goes Out To Sea
Does the fabric choose the design or does design choose the fabric?
For this garment in particular there was no doubt, the fabric choose the design.
I was thrilled to have the chance to work with Sarah Jane’s new line “Out to Sea” not only because I fell in love with the prints themselves but because of the wonderful fabric hand. The fabric arrived just in time for me to create something special for a very special girl “K”. K’s family was having a lifestyle photo shoot taken by the ever so talented local artist/photographer Tracey Freeman, so I jumped at the chance to have a few photos taken of K in her new dress.
I try not to recommend quilters cotton fabric for garments because they are “quilters” cotton and the drape can be a bit “stiff” for some garments but, in this case I say “Go For It”! The weight is light with lovely drape and the texture is so soft and perfect for little ones’ delicate skin. For this dress I used the “Deep Sea Jewel” navy anchor fabric as the main fabric, the navy and white “Ahoy There” stripe for the bodice lining/skirt panels and a red ric rac under the front pleat. It is DARLING! I’ve been getting a lot of requests to start making ready made garments again and this is perfect line to start making again!
Happy Sewing! – Shelly
*all photos taken by Tracey Freeman of Tracey Freeman Photography
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