With New York Fashion Week just around the corner, I was inspired to create a high-fashion fall look using a heavier weight fabric for my latest Britex Fabrics guest blogger post. When I saw the thick, bold charcoal and oatmeal colored stripes on this textured cotton/linen/lycra blend, I immediately thought of playing with stripes and creating a strong, structured silhouette.
I added asymmetrical style lines and cut the front bodice on the bias, keeping in mind the rule of thirds…
And paired it with an inverted box pleat skirt design for a fit and flare dress, with all the horizontal stripes lining up perfectly.
To complete the look, I’d add a pop of color with my red metallic Dieppa Restrepo leather oxfords for a more casual look. To dress it up, I could see this styled with some black and gold accents.
For a more “behind the seams” look at my pattern making process, check out my full article on Britex Fabrics. Love this dress? Email me at email@example.com to place an order.
I love how this turned out, but then I’m a sucker for box pleats, stripes, and the rule of thirds. 🙂
Thanks, Avery! This fabric is amazing to work with!