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.