I just can’t resist a good blue and white print! When Organic Cottons Plus contacted me about doing another affiliate post I knew exactly what I wanted to try out. This Zinnia Hemp/Cotton Muslin is beautiful! I fell in love with the indigo block print and decided to pair it with one of my new patterns in my ever-growing stash, Very Easy Vogue 9251. The simple lines of this woven wrap dress combined with a statement sleeve and the curved front hem is so romantic.
I was so happy when I received this fabric to discover it has such a nice sturdy weight. Since it’s labeled as a muslin I was a bit apprehensive about how thin/translucent the fabric might be so I ordered a lining for the bodice as well. Not needed at all. The fabric is perfectly opaque and heavier than a typical cotton print would be. I love how it holds all the darts and shapes the skirt.
I used indigo dyed ribbon for the waist ties which adds a nice contrast. My self-made waist ties seem to wear out much faster since the get more rough wear so using a ribbon seemed like it would be sturdier and longer lasting. Organic Cottons Plus has some really lovely naturally dyed trims and ribbons that I can’t wait to try! They have some gorgeous crochet trims too.
I received the fabrics and notions for this project in exchange for review and publishing on their blog, La Organica. I love being an affiliate for companies I already use and love. I just received another order today for some navy voile to make some wrap pants! I’ve been shopping there since I first found them years ago. They’re my one stop shop for organic and sustainable fabrics, notions, yarn and dyes. You can see my earlier reviews here, here , here and here.