Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Double Knit Groove Dress

My latest project for the Fabric Mart Fabricista blog is definitely a fabric-driven project...



This designer black and white jacquard double knit fabric that I chose is so unique because of the design and the fabric content. A cotton, rayon and lyrca blend? Yes, please. The fabric is super soft to the touch from the cotton, perfectly drapey from the rayon, and has fabulous stretch and recovery from the lycra. A unicorn blend, folks.


Plus, the design is really striking. The double knit fabric has a large scale black and white design woven into it with overlapping, patchwork-looking designs, ranging from geometric to floral.


I vacillated between different pattern options for my project with this jacquard double knit. Initially, when I saw "double knit," I thought it would have some structure and be perfect for a Fulton Sweater Blazer. But then, once I got my hands on it and had a better feel for the fabric's hand, I changed my mind.


I wanted to do justice to both the huge print and the fabulous drape, so I opted for a swingy t-shirt dress instead. I chose the Madeit Patterns Groove Dress, figuring it would serve as the perfect blank canvas for this dramatic print.


I just love my dress! The combination of a simple pattern and a dramatic fabric was just how I envisioned it!  So twirly and cozy and fun.

Thanks to Fabric Mart for yet another killer fabric... read more about my dress over on the Fabric Mart Fabricista blog!


11 comments:

  1. Love your dress style & fabric choice. You look lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much! The fabric was the real driver for this project- so unique!

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  2. How fun! Perfect choice of pattern.

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    1. Thanks! I really wanted to highlight the fabric and I think that happened!

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  3. Is there anything you don’t look good in?.... fabulous dress, off to have a look at the pattern

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    1. Ruffles! Bows! You will never catch me wearing those ;-)

      But seriously, thank you! It's a great pattern!

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  4. This is awesome!! So up my own personal alley too! Love it! More exclamation points!!!

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  5. ok, I admit it. I bought the last of this fabric from your link:)! It arrived today and I am a bit afraid of it! Did you pre-shrink it or have you washed your dress yet? Any hints on working with it? I love your dress but I just never wear them so I am thinking of that long bomber jacket in Vogue 9275 (https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9275) or the fun vest in OOP Vogue 1453. Any other ideas?
    I love your blog--so glad I found it!
    Lisa

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