This floral print is one of the designs that I came up with for printing using My Fabric Designs print-on-demand services.
My original intention was to make a full skirt as well as a contrasting blouse in a lighter weight fabric with a smaller scale version of the print.
I ended up with three yards of the heavy cotton twill that was my textile choice.
The pattern I pulled out for the skirt was Butterick 6285. I have made this design before, and actually have a third version hanging up on the back of my sewing room door along with the knit top included with the pattern that I will start wearing as soon as the weather cools down a bit. I am slightly obsessed with the design and thank goodness the skirt requires a cross grain layout or I would probably be making myself another.
Because of the yardage requirements of My Fabric Designs (no half or quarter cuts are available), I ended up with a little too much yardage. It was a squeeze, but I managed to cut out a matching top with the remaining bits. I pulled out a few pattern possibilities, and Advance 8751 was the only one that I could get to fit. In the end, I think it turned out to be the perfect choice, so hooray for challenging cutting layouts.
Who else loves getting an extra garment out of leftover fabric? Now I just need to figure out what to do with all those just under a yard leftovers that are taking up a ton of space . . .
Top: Made by me, Advance 8751
Skirt: Made by me, Butterick 6285
Shoes: Banana Republic
[Disclosure: My Fabric Designs provided me with a coupon code which was used to purchase this fabric, but the opinions posted here are my own.]