Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Working with Large Floral Prints - B5314



At first sight of Butterick 5314, I decided it would be one of my spring/summer dresses of 2009. And of course, I would make it using a large floral print same as the pattern. Large floral prints aren't for everyone, but I thought I could pull it off with my height and size.







After altering the pattern, I starting experimenting with the placement of the flowers trying to duplicate the placement of the flowers of the pattern illustration. Here's how I copied the design of the print using a stretch woven purchased at Hancock.





Stay Tuned, more later on my many projects in progress!
C

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric. Will look great on you!

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  2. Oooooohhhhh this is going to be very pretty!

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  3. I love the large flowers! I've never been one for these prints, but I'm seeing them everywhere and they're starting to grow on me! You're right, this will look great on you with your height.

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  4. The fabric is so beautiful...I look forward to see the end result.

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  5. I have this same fabric and can't wait to see your dress finished! It is so beautiful!

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  6. I love the print! It is always helpful to see someone's alterations! thanks.

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  7. That is going to beautiful when you finish!

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  8. I have an easier time doing this by making a full pattern for my front pieces that are on the fold. I will also copy the other major pieces to make it easier to match across the cb seams and then I can cut them easily on a single layer.
    This should be really lovely on you. I'm looking forward to seeing it on you.

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  9. Thanks, Ladies. I sure hope this dress is a winner.

    NancyK - Thanks for the tip. I try it next time.

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  10. That fabric is very pretty and perfect for the pattern you're using. Can't wait to see it!

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  11. I traced out that pattern last week. Still have to cut the fabric. Looking forward to seeing yours.

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  12. Perfect fabric for that pattern!! I am sure it will be gorgeous.

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  13. I have been by passing large flower print fabrics afraid of not being able to do proper placement. I am so looking forward to your dress.

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  14. Great fabric! It will make a beautiful dress. White accessories?

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  15. Oh, what beautiful fabric, this is going to look great on you. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  16. The dress is cute; and the fabric it beautiful. I'm always interested in the alteration details. This is how I learn. I can't wait to see you wearing it. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. The fabric is very springish, very pretty. I can't pull that off 'cause I'm short. lol But you definetly can. :):) I'm looking forward to your creation.

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  18. love how you placed the print. This is going to be a very pretty dress. Can't wait to see.

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  19. Wow..this is going to be one fabulous dress!

    (...I can only dream about prints like this...being barely 5' tall!)

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  20. Thanks ladies, I finished the dress last night. I'll post pictures later this week.

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  21. I love this fabric--can't wait to see how the dress turns out!

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