As we are all aware, this year is an election year, and so we’re seeing patriotic displays up in many places. Hancock Fabrics is no exception, with a new patriotic fabric group that has recently arrived.
One of our demonstrators, Carol has put together a political dress to show off the fabrics (and her creativity!). She showed me this outfit just today, and I just had to share it with you.
The dress is made using Butterick Pattern #1268, a simple and yet elegant v-neck dress that can be dressed up or down as you choose.
The jacket is from a different pattern, Butterick #B5187, obviously a more casual look, and very fun with the different prints on it.
And here is the back of the jacket, so you can get a better look at the collar.
But, I haven’t shown you the best part of this jacket yet! Did you notice that the sleeves have writing on them? Well, each sleeve is different, the right sleeve says “Republican” and the left sleeve says “Democrat”. Here are some closeups of the sleeves for you.
Isn’t that just so cute?
Here are closeups of each of the fabrics used in the garment separately. Take a good look at this first one, the lettering blends into the design from a distance, but closeup you can read it easily. (You’ll probably want to click on each of the thumbnails to view the larger image.)
A fun way to show your patriotic spirit!
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing