Florals: last batch

I’ve finally consumed all my floral fabrics! I put all the fabrics in a big cardboard box and the box is finally empty now. I’ve never made so many stuff within such a short time, and actually enjoyed this whole month making all of them. It felt strangely sad to look into that empty box. But of course now all the fabrics have transformed into these clothes that are now covering my wall. I guess I have enough of florals now!

This grey and white floral are swiss dot cotton fabrics with nice dotted texture all over it. I made them into a pair of camisoles and shorts. The camisoles have tie straps and elasticized neckline, I also put a row of elastic shirring on the waist.

Grey floral camisole Grey floral camisole

Grey floral camisole White floral camisole

I use Jane pattern from Burdastyle for the shorts and added side seam pockets and ruffled hem. I cut the ruffles on bias so they don’t fray. Since the fabrics are a bit transparent, I lined the shorts with thin white knit fabric.

Grey floral ruffled shorts Grey floral ruffled shorts

White floral ruffled shorts White floral ruffled shorts

These floral fabrics are cotton in soft and sweet colors. My husband said they remind him of Vivian girls drawings by Henry Darger, minus the girls of course. I made them into these simple dresses with bubble hem. The bodices are  cut on bias so they are a bit stretchy. The bubble effect is achieved by simply inserting elastic into the skirt hem. These dresses are so comfortable, almost like a long tank top. I will make one more for myself later. Or, uhm, keep one of these.

Bubble dress #1 Bubble dress #1

Bubble dress #1 Bubble dress #1 Bubble dress #1

Bubble dress #2 Bubble dress #2

Bubble dress #2 Bubble dress #2 Bubble dress #2

Two more denim vests with floral bindings.

Denim vest with floral bindings Denim vest with floral bindings

And what to do with all those pretty floral scraps? I made some button necklaces with them! Unfortunately I only have 4 buttons left so I didn’t make a lot of necklaces. Today  I wanted to go out to buy more buttons but I was sooo sleepy because I stayed up late last night. No, I wasn’t sewing, but we watched World Cup. Too bad that Japan soccer team lost to Paraguay in the penalty shootout. I almost shed tears looking at the soccer player’s faces.  And that is my long unnecessary explanation to the button necklaces.

Floral button necklace Floral button necklace

A bonus for myself! This floral fabric with embroidered border is only 90 cm wide, but I really like the color so I bought it anyway. I made a simple tube top with it, using the embroidered border for the top part. It has elastic on the top part and waist and an invisible zipper on the side. The front part has small darts on the side. I’m going to wear it on the market day!

Floral tube top Floral tube top

These are the stuff I made this month!

Floral: last batch

Things I made in a week

Skirts and dresses

Floral dress Floral dress

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  • gabylee

    Hi, I’m from Malaysia, what I want to tell you is “YOU’RE GREAT”. Love your your design, bag, dress, pants………..(every things).”kampateh”

  • VickiT

    I absolutely love those cute shorts with the ruffles on the bottom. I’d love to make some just like those. Super cute.

  • Simple and beautiful–my fave combo for clothes.

  • You know as much as I stop by, I never realized what a prolific sewer you were until I saw last month’s stuff all together! Wow! I’m envious!

  • Ivana

    Wow! Wow! Oh, wow!!
    Everything’s great!
    I want shorts and a first floral dress for myself!!

  • jean

    beautiful!!! you are really talented.. i want to ask, do you use rectangle cut or slanted cut for skirt/dress portion??


    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! For the bubble dresses and the tube top, I only use rectangles 🙂

  • congrats! what an adorable collection! love that bubbly tulipy dress, it made me smile!

    • verypurpleperson

      It is a fun dress, isn’t it? I really like that one and almost hope nobody will buy so I can have it -.-

  • baninglagi

    oh.. so cute. especially the bubble dress. wish you a good luck for the artist market. share us the story! ^_^

  • Fantastic! Hope you have a fun day at the market. Good luck!

  • Those are the cutest shorts. I am going to try making some for my daughter. You are just full of great ideas. Thanks.

  • Wow look at all those gorgeous clothes! I have long been admiring your blog, and am quite envious of your skill and imagination.
    I wish I could come to the Craft Market – I would buy one of everything! 🙂

  • Claudia

    I especially love the bubble hem dresses!! Have you used a commercial pattern or is that an own design? Would like to know if the pattern is available,

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! I made my own pattern for this dress. But you can easily alter a dress pattern to make it. Make sure the skirt part is wide enough and then insert elastic into the skirt hem. 🙂

  • I envy your productiveness!! Everything looks wonderful!

  • Tine

    Everything looks so cute once again. You did an awesome job on all of these pieces.

    • I agree with Tine! 😉

  • What a fun wardrobe! Enjoy it!

  • holy cripes! that’s a whole WARDROBE!!!

  • Woah ! You are an incredible sewer. I am a big fan of flowers when it comes to cotton fabric and you did a really great job with those fabrics. I wish I had the time to sew as much as you do. Good luck with your next projects. !

  • Oh you’ve been so productive! Everything looks really pretty and summery. Great job!

  • I love the beautiful shorts 🙂 you are so talented. I love how they have a ruffle at the bottom. The button necklaces are so cute. Great job!!

  • My goodness you have been busy. I would snap up the bib dresses in an instant!

  • Azida

    I love the shorts! Kawaii!!