Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fabricista Challenge #7 - Mixing Prints

I can't believe we are on Challenge #7!  

Here's the new challenge from the Fabricistas at FabricMart Fabrics:

Challenge: Using at least two prints, coordinate them to make an outfit. Use only the fabric prints you have chosen to make your pieces. Think about where you would wear your fun outfit and choose a theme for your photo shoot. 
You will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, how well your prints work together, your images, garment personality, and fit.
Someone very wise once said to me "Every American should collect something."  I never asked him to clarify what he meant but it was freeing for me because in my heart I've always been a collector.  My collections have brought me pleasure both in the process of collecting and in the enjoyment of owning. So for all of you out there.....I'm not a fabric hoarder.

I'm a fabric collector. 

It sounds classier doesn't it?  So for this challenge I had the pleasure of "collecting" two fabric prints and making a dress to go antique collecting.  You want to be me, right?
The quaint circle, historic buildings and charming treasures of the Old Towne Orange Antique District provided inspiration for this vintage inspired shirtdress.  I mixed a 100% rayon challis in teal, acid green and white with a 100% cotton voile in greens, blues and purple to make a midi length dress with a mandarin collar, elastic waist and 3/4 length rolled sleeves.  The yoke of the dress has pin tucks, a trio of antique buttons and delicate blue and green ribbon trim.  It's a fun and feminine dress for a day of antique shopping.

My daughter took all of these pictures for me.  We love hanging out in "The Circle."

Hah!  I took a picture of the photographer.  Isn't she cute?

Please check out all of the lovely submissions in the FabricMart Fabrics Fabricista challenge on their blog.  


  1. Super cute outfit!!! I love green, it's my fav color. These prints mix very well together and I love the trim around the yoke.

  2. Really nice... I adore this dress!! And how do you have a daughter that old?!