Once March arrives, I am in full blown spring weather mode. No matter if there is snow on the ground (or in the in air) or not, March equals spring and I get to start wearing brighter colors and less heavy fabrics.
The amazing team of foxes over at Sly Fox Fabrics must have known my mental/emotional change of seasons, because they sent me some Baby French Terry to play with. I’m super grateful that they did because I got to make a new springy style top to add to my closet. And I’m crushing pretty hard over it.
If you’ve never played with Baby French Terry before, it’s quite lovely. It’s got a pretty decent drape, a 50% horizontal / 10% vertical stretch, and is SO SOFT. And if you’re a new sewist, it’s a super easy fabric type to work with because it doesn’t have the highest tendency to curl, isn’t slippery, and can be manipulated pretty easily. Sly Fox is carrying a ton of colors in their stock right now, in case you needed someone to go push you into online fabric shopping. Hint hint.
I crack myself up because in one breath I’ll be all “I don’t have any solid colored tops to wear” and in the next, I’m like “I’m going to add a different colored lace to this solid top so it’s no longer a solid colored top”. WHOOPS.
Can you blame me though? I’ve been wanting to use this super wide lace that’s been in my stash for FOREVER now. The problem is, I couldn’t quite figure out how I wanted to apply it. I wanted to keep it in it’s super wide laced glory as much as possible, which is why the back application was ideal for me. But I thought it would be too much if I did the same on the front. So I lined it up just above the top of my bust line and I’m a smitten kitten about how it turned out.
Don’t these colors together just scream spring to you? I’m generally not a pink girl (I always think it doesn’t go with my coloring) but I adore it paired with this soft jade color.
Would you have paired this lace and fabric together? I’m curious how you would have done it differently!