Geometric awesomeness!!

Hello my dears,

Today I bring you a dress I made using the Eucalypt pattern by Megan Nielsen. This time around I used heavy woven fabric, which I think is wool gabardine, coupled with a geometric cotton fabric inset from Vlisco.

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My goodness!! Have you seen Vlisco fabrics??

Vlisco fabrics (Dutch Wax), have been created in Holland since 1846. Their designs are inspired by African prints. They have beautiful, very creative and colorful designs that you most certainly will fall in love with.

Their collections are pure awesomesauce!! ❤

You can also see short videos modeling the garments to see how the fabric drapes. It’s simply beautiful!

Vlisco Inspiration

I found out about them through Alicia from SewingInTheShade who uses them in many of her beautiful creations.

The construction:

I discussed the pattern modification for my Eucalypt dress on my last post. In order to make it appropriate for use with this thick woven fabric, I let out at the seam allowances 1/2″ (for  a total of 2″ added ease).

To overlay the geometric fabric on the gabardine, I cut along the edge of the design + seam allowances (SA), bound them with fusible interfacing and top-stitched to the gabardine to finish the edge.

The result:

This dress is quite literally edgy! I love the combination of the simple style and the complexity of the fabric design. I love the bright contrasting colors and the awesome icosahedron  star geometry! ❤

I mean, who doesn’t like fabrics with geometric shapes in awesome colors??

Since this is one of my favourite garments, I strived to make the insides of the dress beautiful as well. The hem and the facing raw edges are finished with bias binding.

How do you like it? Do you like geometric prints? Have you used Vlisco fabrics before? Do you think you will after this?

That’s it for today folks! Have a terrific weekend!

❤ M

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. sewbusylizzy says:

    I love this!!! Fabulous fabric & I love that you’ve paired it with a simple shift to let the fabric sing.

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    1. 🙂 Thanks Lizzy! I am crazy in love with these fabrics!

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  2. Sew and Knit says:

    That is a striking dress! Beautiful, edgy and powerful!

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    1. 🙂 thanks Donna! I think there is a special something that traditional fabrics bring to garments, I am yet to figure out something to use my Mexican fabrics. For the moment I treasure them too much to cut them out!

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  3. myriam says:

    This is lovely! Bursting with joy, just like you! 🙂 You might also like this blog http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/ of an American who was sewing in Benin. I think some of the African shops around here have some wax fabric, but I never went in to ask the price… Now I’m tempted 😉

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    1. Jijiji! Temptation, temptation!! We could order from Vlisco together if you decide to give it a try! 😉

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    2. Her blog is so cute! ! 🙂 thanks Mym! I miss you!

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  4. STH says:

    Oh man, that is some seriously gorgeous fabric! And that’s the perfect pattern to show it off!

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    1. Thanks STH!
      I think it reflects a bit of my sciency background! 😉

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  5. fabricfan says:

    Great looking dress, it suits your personality, nice and vibrant.

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    1. Thanks Fabricfan!
      I also love science, so I think part of the time and love I put into this dress was because of that. 😉

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  6. Heather Lou says:

    I’m so glad you finally made something with our haul! It’s beautiful and I love how you broke it up with a solid. xoxo

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    1. Hi my darling,
      I was so afraid of getting the scissors through, it took me a while to think of what I would do and how. But you know what?! We could always get more fabric and I would always prefer wearing them than keeping them in the boxes. 😉
      Do you have any plans for yours yet??

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  7. Fröbelina says:

    What a great fabric! I’ll check those fabrics out right away! 🙂 The pattern you chose is perfect for the fabric, I really like your dress! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kat, I really love these fabrics too! It would be exciting to see what you make if you get some of these fabrics. I gathered with Heather and Viki to purchase fabrics together so it wouldn’t be too expensive. 😉

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  8. Andie W. says:

    Love the dress. 🙂 That print is fabulous and I adore how you made the pattern flow on the one side. Gorgeous. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Andie! 🙂 I’m in love with these fabrics! !<3

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