Today though, we are excited to have Jill from JillyAtlanta, guest post on our blog. She loves ice cream, old movies and is inspired by Audrey Hepburn & Grace Kelly. She has recently released a new dress, Charlotte, that I begged her to make for the tour! She choose one of my favorite prints from this fabric collection, the Lotus! The Lotus, like the other prints in the collection comes in three colors Pink, Turquoise, and Orange.
Hi, I am Jill from JillyAtlanta. I want to give a big shout out to Gemia & Leah for asking me to participate in this tour! They could not have picked a better fabric line to show off! While they did provide the fabric for this post, all opinions and ideas are my own. I had the pleasure of sewing up my new little dress, Charlotte, using the Lotus on Orange. Let me just say that it is incredible. The feel, the detailed look, the drape....LOVED it! The Lotus print is a delicate, yet graphic floral with a burnt orange background. The scale of this print is perfect for this sweet spring dress.
Etsy shop you can also find many solid Peppered Cotton prints that coordinate with this fabric collection. I used the Paprika Peppered Cotton for the bib and it was ideal because it produces a hue all to its own. I choose to keep the bias strips raw because I love the frayed look. What is so neat about Peppered Cotton (also called Shot Cotton) is that it is created with two thread colors woven throughout- it's the same on the underside as topside. These characteristic make it perfect for showing off the bib detail of this dress!
Spring is right around the corner and so I wanted to modify my pattern a bit in anticipation. I chose to shorten the dress' hem length and use the 3/4 sleeve. It is perfection!