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Embroidered Linen Fringe Dress

I’m so excited to share my second make as a Minerva Maker! I had the pleasure of sewing with this lovely Embroidered Linen Viscose Fabric, and I made a Chalk & Notch Fringe Dress. The Fringe Blouse & Dress pattern is one of my tried and true patterns. I have already made a blouse with this pattern, so I was happy to find a fabric to make the dress version! I opted to make View A of the Fringe Dress, which features a button up front and tie waist, without the sleeve tab. I can also see this fabric going well with View B, which is a notched front. However, all the options are totally interchangeable and I can see this fabric making a great dress or blouse in either version!

I think that this embroidered linen fabric is very versatile. The floral embroidery dresses up the fabric a bit while the linen/viscose blend keeps it casual. It’s the perfect option when you want a piece that can be worn in different contexts. So far I have worn this dress while taking a stroll around town and also while at work. I work in aerospace and the culture is fairly casual as far as dress code goes. However, I do still like to dress up a bit when I’m at work! This dress works great with a pair of black pumps without looking too dressed up, and I can see it transitioning well from a long day at the office to date night or happy hour.

As far as sewing with the fabric, I always love sewing with a linen blend. It’s such a stable fabric, which makes it really easy to work with and doesn’t slip around when sewing. I tend to like lighter weight fabrics for dresses, but I find that this fabric still has a really nice drape to it. I also want to mention that I rarely wear black in the summer. Thankfully this fabric is very breathable. Because the fabric is a linen/viscose blend, it makes wearing black much more bearable!

With that said, I think that this dress will transition well into the fall. The floral embroidery on the fabric is very subtle, which makes wearing florals in the fall pretty simple! I tend to stay away from bright and bold florals in the fall, but I feel like this fabric can be worn across all the seasons due to the monochromatic nature of the black-on-black embroidery on the fabric. I can’t wait to pair this dress with my dark brown riding boots and a chunky scarf!

Overall, I’m so happy with how this dress turned out! It’s a super versatile dress, thanks to the subtle floral embroidery paired with a linen fabric. I look forward to creating more garments with embroidered linen and can’t wait to see what you make with this amazing fabric!

Happy Sewing,

Angelica

Angelica can be found on Instagram at @angelica_creates, on Facebook at @angelicacreates, and over on her blog www.angelicacreates.com.

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