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Florals for Spring

Apr 15, 2011
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Women's Wear Daily

What speaks of springtime more than flowers? Pretty and fresh, they are the perfect cure to a long winter. This season, they are particularly popular in fashion. Women’s Wear Daily has listed a beautiful floral silk dress, by Stella McCartney, (the price tag a mere $1,595) as the season’s best seller. It is adorned with stunning lifelike flowers that look like the work of a fine artist.

So how do we get a similar fabulously floral look? Check out a few floral fabrics that we love along with sources on where to buy them. There’s a range from painted organzas and fine silks to fun knits and even a few made-for-home-dec fabrics.

From B & J Fabrics in NYC are four lovely prints:

 Silk Shantung Print

100% Silk
Digital Shantung Print
54″ wide
Reference Number: 228


Metallic Brocade

Made in France
Metallic Brocade
55″ wide
Reference Number: 332


100% Silk from France

Made In France
100% Silk
Hand Painted Organza
54″ wide
Reference Number: 659


Silk Organza

100% Silk
Satin Organza Print
60″ wide
Reference Number: 661


Next are three prints from Fine Fabrics in Santa Barbara, CA:

Wool Davore

Wool Davore
54″ wide
code: 1060420028


Silk Crinkle Chiffon

Silk Crinkle Chiffon
Como, Italy
54″ wide
Code: 1silkcrinkle


Silk Charmeuse Stetch

Silk Charmeuse Stretch (Gucci)
54″ wide
Code: 1stretchsilk


From Marcy Tilton check out this fun knit:

 Rayon/Lycra knit

Printemps Rayon Lycra Knit
60″ wide

Finally check out these home decorating fabrics from Beautiful Fabric in Tulsa, OK. Don’t be afraid to venture out of the fashion department when you are look for that “just right” print. Many home dec fabrics are cotton, linen, and even silk and can work up beautifully into stylish garments.

Eikon Bloom 100% Cottom

Eikon Bloom
100% Cotton
54″ wide


Biltmore Bloom Linen Rayon

Biltmore Bloom
Linen/ Rayon
54″ wide

Want even more fabric choices? Be sure to check with your local retailers, or search this trend by visiting the fabric vendors featured on our online shopping and resource guide.

Which are your favorite florals? What online fabric stores do you frequent?

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