Florals for Spring
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:
Digital Shantung Print
Reference Number: 228
Made in France
Reference Number: 332
Made In France
Hand Painted Organza
Reference Number: 659
Satin Organza Print
Reference Number: 661
Next are three prints from Fine Fabrics in Santa Barbara, CA:
Silk Crinkle Chiffon
Silk Charmeuse Stretch (Gucci)
From Marcy Tilton check out this fun knit:
Printemps Rayon Lycra Knit
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.
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?