Fabric Friday #6: Ocean Floral Voile


Ooof! It's been a long and tough week at work, so I'm delighted to finally be wishing you all a happy #FabricFriday! I hope you have some awesome plans for the weekend. Mine include dressmaking, gardening and cleaning...rock 'n' roll!



I have yet another stunning piece of vintage fabric to share with you today, a voile so airy and light that it feels like silken gauze. The print and colours are so divine! They instantly transport me to a magical island with a floral reef. Is it just an oasis or can you see my vision too?


Id' love to line it with white silk cotton to make the colours pop and turn it into Simplicity 5865. Or perhaps this isn't special enough for such a fabric? What would you make?

16 comments:

  1. Love the pattern! It will be great for the your beautiful fabric :)
    My weekend plans are the exact same as your, same order too! Go figure :D
    Happy sewing !

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    1. Thanks, hope your weekend was productive!

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  2. I think that they are a good match. Lovely colours in your fabric. xx

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  3. i think whatever you make with it would look beautiful, it's such a gorgeous fabric! :)

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    1. It really is gorgeous Beth, thank you!

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  4. Sometimes fancy fabrics go well with classic, simple designs as it shows off the fabric! Beautiful print and colours though, hope you can wear it soon!

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  5. Yes that would be gorgeous!! Sometimes you need a really simple pattern to make the most of a really gorgeous fabric!

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  6. The only thing with it being light and airy is that it might not have the weight to carry for the skirt. Don't quote me on that. I've only used voile for a dress once and it creased like crazy and annyoed me that it didn't hang right. Having said that, even though the skirts in that pattern have a bit of structure, it might look just as good with a more relaxed blousy feel. Gorgeous print in any case. Will suit you down to the ground!! x

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    1. Hmmm, good point Janene! May have to pin it into pleats first to see how it looks/feels!

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  7. Oooh, that is pretty! I'd say that a simple pattern would be best--you don't want too many seams to break up all of that lovely print.

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    1. Yep, simple is the way to go I think!

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  8. Very pretty! Matches the pattern illustration!

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    1. Haha, I know...and that makes me so happy!

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