Mega Prints

Mega Prints

Dahlicious!!! We love this new rayon knit.  When you see this picture you will think the print is too big to use, but spend some time looking at the way the dahlia blossoms blend in to one another.  There is actually a fair amount of space that actually serves as a mottled ground in blended shades of pink and white. Mega prints are everywhere in current fashion right now.  The trick is knowing how and when to use them.  Of course, you’ll want to avoid putting the center of a print in the obvious “no parking” zones.  For a fabric with drape, like this one, the motifs will fold onto one another if used in a garment with slight fullness, thus breaking up the expanse of the floral.

For fabrics with more body, the best suggestion is to break up the print with seam lines.    You get the best of both worlds that way–bold print and color with stylish design lines.  The broken print actually focuses the eye on the design lines rather than the huge motif.

C’est Magnifique

8 Responses to “Mega Prints”

  1. marji

    2007-05-18T20:25:00+00:00

    Barb, I’m going to call and order mine this afternoon, but I have to tell you, I’m thinking about asking for a finders fee 😉
    I put a pic up of this on my blog at around 1:00 today and have been contacted by 4 people already asking for the source…and I know one of them placed an order about an hour ago. I’m thinking that I need to order my piece before it’s all Gone….Fabulous! just fabulous.

  2. marji

    2007-05-18T16:25:51+00:00

    Barb, I’m going to call and order mine this afternoon, but I have to tell you, I’m thinking about asking for a finders fee 😉
    I put a pic up of this on my blog at around 1:00 today and have been contacted by 4 people already asking for the source…and I know one of them placed an order about an hour ago. I’m thinking that I need to order my piece before it’s all Gone….Fabulous! just fabulous.

  3. Barbara Blom

    2007-05-19T00:03:00+00:00

    Hey Marji
    Love your blog! Thanks for the compliments on our new fabric…we love it too! It’s featured on our home page this week as well as my blog and now yours, so it got lots of attention! Can’t wait to see all the outfits that get created with this Mega print!

  4. Barbara Blom

    2007-05-18T20:03:42+00:00

    Hey Marji
    Love your blog! Thanks for the compliments on our new fabric…we love it too! It’s featured on our home page this week as well as my blog and now yours, so it got lots of attention! Can’t wait to see all the outfits that get created with this Mega print!

  5. Wendy Hahn

    2007-07-13T14:38:00+00:00

    I just finished a surplice top in this fabric (Kwik Sew) and it turn out wonderful. The print looks like a painting.

  6. Wendy Hahn

    2007-07-13T10:38:46+00:00

    I just finished a surplice top in this fabric (Kwik Sew) and it turn out wonderful. The print looks like a painting.

  7. Barbara Blom

    2007-07-13T18:44:00+00:00

    Great! We’d love to see a picture! You could post it in our forum http://www.sawyerbrook.com/salon/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=6aafcd6c68487c25c2f2aadff5934bda
    We have a section under Your Vision for Recent Projects. Alternatively, we’d love to post it in our customer gallery. You can just email the pic to fabric@sawyebrook.com
    Can’t wait to see it!

  8. Barbara Blom

    2007-07-13T14:44:21+00:00

    Great! We’d love to see a picture! You could post it in our forum http://www.sawyerbrook.com/salon/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=6aafcd6c68487c25c2f2aadff5934bda
    We have a section under Your Vision for Recent Projects. Alternatively, we’d love to post it in our customer gallery. You can just email the pic to fabric@sawyebrook.com
    Can’t wait to see it!

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