Watercolors

So the trend continues with the All Over Print type of look and if you follow me on instagram (@cheapbutchic) you know I have been on roll with pushing out these types of looks lately.

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So let me talk about the fabric.  The fabric that I have been gravitating towards lately is cotton.  Not alot of people sew clothes with this type of material typically, but I’ve been watching alot of designers step out the usual apparel fabric and experiement with different textiles. Lately, I’ve seen quilted skirts made out of quitling fabric with the attached batting.  I’ve also seen a whole lot of neoprene.  Haven’t you?!  Once I get my hands on some that I actually like, I’m definitely making a skirt.  Anyhow, back to the subject at hand.  I purchased my fabric from Hancock Fabrics.  It was part of their value fabrics line so it was under, I think $5/yd.  I purchased two yards.  I love the watercolor effect that the print has. It’s so pretty.  The reason why I’ve been loving cotton fabrics is because there are more options for unique prints.  And this year, I am all for unique prints.
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Now let’s talk design.  Just like the previous crop top in an older post, I made my own pattern for this crop top as well.  I PROMISE, I’ll have that tutorial to you guys soon.  I’m making a few tweaks here and there which is why it’s not out yet.  As for the skirt, I also did not use a pattern.  I wanted something bold, so this definitely worked for me.  I found a quick instructional on Pinterest and made this skirt within 2 hours.  It took a bit of math, but I got it done.  Here a few tutorials that you can check out. You can click any of the links below.  If you are a visual learner.  I’m quite behind, but I’m working on providing a tutorial for you.

By Hand London
Cotton and Curls

Here are some cotton print options that I thought would look great with this look.

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1- Amy Butler Lark Dreamer Gypsy Cobalt Blue
2- Amy Butler Hapi Glow Navy
3-Amy Butler Lark Glamour Chinese Lanterns Grass Green
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Amy Butler Belle Coriander Blue
All of these fabrics are found on Fabric.com.  If you didn’t like these options, remember there are thousands of other options on the site.  Also, if you didn’t notice, Amy Bulter is one of my favorite fabric/textile designers.  Her work is impeccable. Allow me to remind you that fabric shopping is quite exciting and also addiction, so have fun!

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So here is the look pulled together
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17 thoughts on “Watercolors

    • Oh wow! I took these pics yesterday. It was so windy. My skirt was flying all over the place. Lol! And ot was so cold. People were looking at me like “Wow! I know she is cold.” Dang! The things you do for blogging right? Lol!

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  1. That is such a cute outfit~ I will have to give cottons a second look. I do like the choices you picked above. My favorite fabrics are knit especially ponte.

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    • Definitely try it out. I like knits only for maxi dresses or skirts and Ponte fabric has a small selection of prints if any so I very rarely use it. Cotton is easier to sew with and the print variety is enormous! Imagine the amount of unique skirts you can make!!! 😉

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  2. Very cute love love love the colors! I wish I had someone taking my photos close to daily.. But anyway back in the day I mean way back like 1800 or earlier there was only cotton and wool.. These synthetics did not appear until maybe the 70s and really the 80s! Now everything goes! They are creating fabric from tree bark! Anyway I made a neoprene dress, I just posted it on my blog and IG.. hope you likie 🙂

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