I find this print, dense with scattered pink and purple blossoms and sage-colored leaves, simply dreamy. It's been sitting in my stash for a while, because I was never sure how to use it. This is how my stash was born and is growing: buying here and there (and mainly at the street market) pieces of fabrics that instinctively appeal to me, and never in other, more rational ways, like buying the right yardage of the right fabric to suit a specific project. Oh, well ... but honestly, how could I not buy that piece of fabric wherever it was that I found it?
The time to use it finally came this month when my girl needed a new dress, as repurposed tunics worn with leggings are too warm in high summer. So I sewed the French pattern robe trapéze ("trapezium dress" ... as much as I love these French sewing patterns, I do wonder about their unoriginal names), which is a pretty buttoned A-line dress with a gathered edging at the bottom.
And I embroidered a little flower to distinguish the back from the front, because you can never have enough pink blossoms on a dress!