Farrah Summer Blog Tour

June 22, 2017   /   byTrine (groovy baby)  / Categories :  Feeds
Lucky me. Not only did I get to play with the Farrah Blouse and Dress pattern by the talented Chalk and Notch - I was also allowed to pick fabric from the one and only MissMatatabi for this tour project.

This was actually my second pick. My first choice was a striped (linen) fabric, but MissMatatabi was almost out of that one, so instead I went with this light weight Kokka cotton voile. Is it wrong to say that I'm sort of happy that the stripes were sold out?! That's how pleased I am with this outcome. The Farrah and this fabric is a perfect match imo.

Farrah is designed for woven fabrics (however I have seen some lovely jersey versions as well) and has an adorable ruffle detail:

- at the sleeves as I've done (view A)
- or at the front (view B).

Both blouse and dress length include a hi-low hem with side seam slit.

As you can see I opted for the blouse version and did some minor modifications to get the look I had in mind. The ruffles are so cleverly sandwiched between the front/back panels and an under arm gusset. Originally the beautiful ruffles just follow the curve of the design in all of their lengths but I wanted to be able to wear the blouse belted, so I had to move the ruffles up a bit or else they would get caught in the belt. In order to do so I simply gathered my ruffles and thereby shortening them prior to attaching. I really love the belted look but of course it can be worn without as well. I didn't make any other adjustments besides the ones already mentioned, so this is how it look on a 176-ish cm lady.

With the coupon code 'trine' you can get your own copy of the Farrah pattern with a 15% discount this week. I know it's designed for woven fabrics but I might just have to make a ponte version as well. I think the stable knits would be great for Farrah. And, if I had another 3 metres of this fabric I would definitely turn it into a kimono. The print is just so beautiful.

If you enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below you could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to my favorite Japanese fabric pusher MissMatatabi.

Be sure to stop by the other amazing participants. I love what I've seen so far.

Dear Gabriela/Chalk and Notch, Leslie/ThreadBear Garments and Frances/MissMatatabi, thank you so much for organizing this tour and for inviting me to join.


 (I wonder what I'm looking at here. Superman - is it you?!)


 
  








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