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Echino perfection

Added Aug 15, 2011

by The Tropical...

Singapore, Singa...






This gorgeous Echino linen needed only the simplest of silhouettes to showcase its beauty.

The fabric is also a little stiff, so I couldn’t do draping things or fitted things to it.

I used my tried-and-tested shift pattern, and bound the armholes and neckline in hot pink cotton to pick out the berries. I don’t usually buy binding since it’s so expensive, and so easy to make myself, but I figured it was worth it for this fabric.

I’m very happy with the dress :) and I think I feel an Echino addiction coming on!

My sweet hubs set up this shot at a tiny piece of wild grassland near our home.

Material Notes

Echino lightweight canvas, cotton binding, vintage wicker picnic basket




Garment Type

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    Oct 7, 2011, 10.51 AMby Rosy1964

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! This would be the perfect dress for my taste. You chose the best way to show the splendor of the fabric. Great!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 06.12 PMby tracymcd

    The perfect choice for such lovely fabric. Absolutely beautiful.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.38 PMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! A wonderful way to use this fabric.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 11.15 AMby Priscilla Folley

    I really like the things you make and this time I especially like your choice of fabric. So sweet!

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      Aug 16, 2011, 02.31 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      Aw, thanks so much! You must have a look at Echino some time – I can’t, because I always end up buying some!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 11.12 AMby ohusa

    Wonderful! I’m in awe.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 08.42 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Lovely! Simple is best for this.

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    Aug 15, 2011, 05.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    that is so lovely and i agree, that you used this fabric with a plain and simple pattern was such a great idea!

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      Aug 16, 2011, 02.01 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      Thanks! I am so in awe of your skill, I have a long way to go!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 04.29 AMby smallone

    Fabulous use of this fabric…just lovely!!

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