I love to sew with patriotic fabrics. It’s always been a favorite thing to mix and match and I get excited when I find something that really screams USA like a star-spangled fan at the Gold medal round of the Olympics. While I gravitate towards bold displays of our country’s colors and flag, I also love when I stumble upon a subtle combination of red, white, and blue.
As I was drooling over the amazing prints in Katarina Rocella’s new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, In Blue, I remembered that AGF also had a yard dyed cotton in a soft red. Inspiration hit, and the idea for this gorgeous Tallulah dress was born.
Tallulah is actually designed to use for wovens as well as knits, and you don’t see too many of them! It’s too warm for sleeves, so I lined the bodice and left off the band on the neckline. I will say that adding a lining affects the ease of this bodice, so if you try this, I would go up a size if your model is between sizes.
The white and blue floral of Bloesem Royale with the structured lines of Chinoiserie Kobalt give an exciting contrast to the eye, while the Cherry Crimson of the Outland Yarn Dyes adds a pop of brightness. As much as I like to work with prints, throwing in a great solid every once in a while is very refreshing!
I can see this being a gorgeous combo for an Emory dress, too!
Since we’re celebrating our country’s 241st birthday this year, I thought we could have a sale! Take 30% off the entire shop when you use the code JULY4. The code is good starting on July 1 and goes through 11:59 pm EST on July 5th.