Lilac Daydreams Gingham is a Summer favorite in the sewing community! It's a lovely crisp and lightweight cotton shirting that was rescued from our deadstock supplier's warehouse and is being given new life at Fluid + Drape. I imagine this fabric was originally used for menswear Springtime button downs. It is perfect for dresses, shirts, and lightweight garments. Can you imagine if you used your scraps to make children's clothes? How precious would this fabric be in a matching set with your favorite little human?
Here are some recent examples of Lilac Daydreams Summertime sews.
I love the surprise open back cut out on this new dress pattern! I think this is what sets it apart from similar patterns - this is such a fun detail. Be sure to check out Paulinessence patterns.
This lovely self-drafted summer dress in Lilac Daydreams is by Jessica Quirk (IG @jessicajquirk), an expert seamstress and fashion design professor. This still was taken from her amazing reel where she fully explains how to make a dress like this which has ruffled panels, elastic casing on the bodice, and the sweetest little rick rack details!
Our last Summer Sew in Lilac Daydreams is a sweet little babydoll style dress I made for my sister in law as a gift. I already made her this dress earlier this summer in our Lucie Ochre fabric and I had a cut of this fabric laying around and decided to surprise her with another dress in this fabric. The pattern is Summer Dress by Indie Pattern on Etsy. I deviated from the construction steps by doing my hems on the bodice last and adding bias tape to the underarms for more stability and for a cleaner finish.
Here is the little Summer dress in dappled sunlight - I love how this fabric shifts in the light. Sometimes it looks more pastel or vibrant depending on the light. I can definitely see why it's so popular - it's easy to press and sew with and is lightweight and breathable since it's 100% cotton.
What would you sew with Lilac Daydreams Gingham?