We hope that you have been enjoying all the stops on our Minshan Fabric Tour this week. This is such a fun line to work with! You have to see what Maegen from Mae & K has created her fabrics! The are a hanging work of art! It is so great to see all our friends make such fun projects to share with you all!
Today I am going to share with you one of the prints that I was not super excited about until I finally got a chance to see it, feel it, and work with it- Lucky Dragons. It comes in 3 color ways:
Color Blocking Gracious Thread's Eclair Blouse
Eclair Blouse by Gracious Threads
Amazing Fabrics like the ones found in our SHOP!
A quilting ruler or long straight edge
So the first step is to purchase this awesome pattern from gracious Threads, download, print, tile and cut out all your pattern pieces. Once this is done you can set all the pieces aside except for the front bodice piece. I wanted to make sure that my zipper would extend through both of my color blocks, so I chose to make my cut 6.5" off the base of the armscye. Please keep in mind that I am making the size 10 length. You might need to increase or decrease this measurement depending on the size you are making. I would suggest doing such in 1/4" - 1/2" increments. Once you are happy with the size of your two color blocks - use your ruler and pencil to draw a straight cut line. Then cut along the line and write the words "must add seam allowance" on the edges of your two new pieces.
Look at those dragons! Can you see the shading in this print that creates the beautiful details of these dragons!?! It is stunning the way Lewis & Irene paid attention to little details like this to really bring this fabric to life.
Dragons may still not be my thing, but a happy daughter is at the top of my list!
I hope that you have been inspired by my tutorial today.
We would love to see your next color blocking project or Eclair Blouse.
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