Sewing for Spring with Lindy Bop's New Fabric Collection | Ad

2/09/2019


Hi pinups! For today's post I've teamed up with the fabulous online retro clothing store Lindy Bop to celebrate the launch of their brand new fabric collection and their crafty initiative 'Y'all Thready For This?'...

"As a vintage - inspired clothing company, we’ve gained a loyal customer base of Boppers who return to shop with us not only for our flattering and feminine silhouettes but for the fun, bright and bold prints too. If you’re after some new printed fabric to inspire your next sewing project, we’ve got just the  thing! To say, "Thanks Sew much!" we’ve released a coveted collection of ten individual prints taken from our bestselling styles, now available in both Crepe de Chine and Scuba in 1 & 3 metre lengths.

From makeup bags, swing dresses to jumpsuits – the creative crafting options are endless! There’s only one question left to ask; with the help of Lindy Bop, what will you create next?"

For the full fabric collection shop HERE.

I chose the teal peacock feather fabric in dreamy crepe de chine. This beautiful print was created in house at Lindy Bop using watercolours. This lightweight, floaty yet opaque fabric has a lovely handle and drapes elegantly. It was great to sew with and it's perfect for a Spring wrap dress like this.




You know I love a wrap dress and with Spring just around the corner it's time to leave my coat sewing behind (for the time being) and start to think about some dresses again! I've made the Sew Over It 'Eve' dress a couple of times, it's become one of my favourite patterns. I thought it would work beautifully with the drape of this crepe de chine fabric. For my full sewing pattern review for the 'Eve' dress pattern, go HERE.


This fabric was a real treat to sew with. I haven't used a fabric quite so lovely in some time, as I usually stick with cottons or jerseys. Making the 'Eve' dress in this silky crepe fabric makes it feel so much more special than usual and I'm definitely going to need more of this fabric type in my life in the future.

The drape of this fabric is truly beautiful, but not in a clings-to-all-your-lumps-and-bumps kind of way (which is probably why I normally stay clear of crepe). Instead it seems to skim across everything and is surprisingly flattering. There's also a bit of stretch in the fabric, meaning it doesn't look tight across my bust and is so comfortable to wear.


On this version of the Sew Over It 'Eve' dress I do have a bit of gaping at the bust. With my original cotton version, as the fabric was stiffer, it was easier to pull tighter around my body and it held it's shape. Although with all wrap styles I always pop a safety pin at the bust just for security, I found with this dress I couldn't have gone without one. But I'm still very happy with it!


This dress definitely has the swish factor. For this look I paired the dress with tights and heeled boots, but I think it will be lovely in the Summer with a pair of sandals and a straw bag! I also don't wear a lot of blue so this dress definitely felt out my comfort zone but I'm surprised at how much I like the tone of it.


Overall, this dress is a teal dream! The fabric and pattern are a match made in heaven and I think I'm now a crepe de chine convert. Lindy Bop are known for their vibrant range of prints for their clothes and it's exciting to see the launch of a fabric range within an online fashion retailer. There's even a bookcase print fabric HERE which I'm sure will be a sell out, it's so fun!


Thanks for reading, pinups!
Abi xo

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lindy Bop. All opinions are my own.

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