Is there anything better than a bird print twirly dress? When Mood Fabrics offered me the chance to try some fabric for my latest pattern, the Cashmerette Upton Dress, I went straight for the prints, because try as I might to be a sophisticated solids wearer, I’ll take a novelty print any day.
Naturally, these birds came calling to me at once! Combined with a navy background (my favourite), each bird is a little masterpiece, and also at a really great scale.
The fabric is a stretch cotton, while the Cashmerette Upton Dress is really intended for non-stretch wovens, but I simply used a non-stretch for the lining, and it worked fairly well. The fabric has quite a firm hand so it also has a nice amount of flare in the skirt – I used the gored skirt from view B.
I love my final dress! It’s a great quirky everyday garment for the summer, and put on a nice hat and I’m sure it would do for a garden wedding. Now, who’s inviting me?