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October 07, 2021 1 Comment
Hello everyone! My name is Kelly, and this week on the blog I wanted to talk about how Raspberry Creek Fabrics is so amazing to shop at to create an entire cohesive outfit.
When I was picking out what to write about for this blog, I went to the RCF website and perused the fabrics available. My plan was to sew up a Pepper Puff Sleeve Top and Sweater from Made For Mermaids, and I wanted to try out the double brushed poly since I hadn’t had the chance to yet. I picked out the Rust Navy Sage and Cream Large Rose Floral from the CLUB fabrics line as the base of my sweater - isn’t it gorgeous?
Now for the fun part – I decided I had to try out a mesh sleeve for my Pepper and thought the Mauve Nylon Polka Dot Stretch Mesh would be a great compliment to the print. Do you like this combo?
A few tips for working with the mesh – make sure the selvedges are weighed down when you’re cutting- as you can see, they pull unless you have them anchored.
Also, I used my clips to hold the seams together while sewing – I didn’t want my pins to put an accidental pull in the mesh.
I decided to sew up some bottoms to go with my top as well. Going by the name of the floral print, I checked out some rust and navy options. The fabrics I was considering were out of stock at the time, so I really started to study the print, and found some options that I thought may work. I wrote to the RCF team and asked if my ideas might match the print, and they quickly wrote back that everything I had picked was perfect!
I went with a simple Solid Burgundy Double Brushed Poly Spandex for my leggings and used the Urban Legs pattern from Ellie & Mac. I made the longer version of the Pepper and I figured a pair of leggings would be really comfortable and just let the sweater shine. I love how well the burgundy gets picked up in the color of the roses.
I also ordered some Mauve Medium Weight Rayon Linen When this arrived, I was absolutely in love. The color is gorgeous, and the feel of this linen is just wonderful. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to spotlight this linen in a different way. I thought about what might go with my new outfit and found the Lupin Jacket from Deer and Doe – it was perfect and ties all of my pieces together.
What started as creating a top with fun sleeves quickly (and easily) turned into a whole outfit. There are still many other fabric options available to mix and match with these pieces (the rust and navy options I had first considered are now back in stock!) That is the joy of Raspberry Creek Fabrics, their CLUB line always has great co-ordinates, and they also work well with their other collections, with matching solids and prints in many different fabric bases and colors for you to create whatever you can think up.
Thank you for reading – if you would like to sew up any of the patterns I used, here are links that will take you to them:
Made For Mermaids Pepper (Affiliate link)
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