Just a quick post today to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and joyous New Year! It's been quite the year for Three Bird Fabrics, after years of dreaming of opening my own fabric store it finally happened, and none of this would be possible without your support so thank you from everyone at Three Bird Fabrics.
With all the parties happening this time of year I'm hoping lots of you have made you're own beautiful outfits for the festivities.
For this years christmas party I decided to make the Flora Dress by By Hand London. This pattern is only available as a PDF download on the By Hand London website, so follow the link if you want to give this one a go for yourself.
Flora is a beautiful party dress with a flattering cinched waist and voluminous pleated circle skirt. The pattern includes a few variations including your choice of a faux wrap top or tank bodice and either a dipped or straight skirt. For my dress I decided to go for the faux wrap with the straight skirt.
Flora can be made in a huge range of fabrics. I decided to make mine with a peachy pink eyelet lace and lined the whole thing with a matching satin. However, Flora is so versitile you can use almost anything and end up with a beautful dress at the end.
If you were looking for something for an evening out you couldn't go far wrong with the glimmer solid in gold or black from Cloud9 fabrics. This stunning broadcloth with metallic thread running through it would create a very structured bodice and circle skirt.
Alternately, if you're dreaming for the return to warm sunny days, Flora would make a lovely summer dress. A few fabrics I think would work well with Flora include Flowery Chant Wild (light grey) and Flowery Chant subtle (dark grey) by Maureen Cracknell for AGF. Aqua Orchid's vibrant colours would also look stunning. However, I think my favourite might be the beautiful Hulworth spot. This light and floaty georgette, lined with pure elements Aurora Red, would fit perfectly on a picnic blanket on a beautiful warm sunny day. I know it's early to be thinking of summer but there's nothing wrong with being prepared.
Anyway, I will leave you now with these thoughts of summer, to return to your last minute christmas shopping a present wrapping. Once again Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.