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.
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.
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.
Here are some cotton print options that I thought would look great with this look.
1- Amy Butler Lark Dreamer Gypsy Cobalt Blue
2- Amy Butler Hapi Glow Navy
3-Amy Butler Lark Glamour Chinese Lanterns Grass Green
4-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!