I walked in to Mood Fabrics in LA on a mission! My top priority was a tropical print jersey to make Vogue 1250 for a conference dinner in Cairns the following weekend. Of course, Mood did not disappoint! How could they disappoint with a warehouse sized fabric store?? Once I'd secured the tropical print jersey, me and my helper Mr N went nuts. It was a fabric lovers dream come true! I bought some truly lovely pieces and would have got more if it was not for Mr Sew Brunswick appearing and saying "Enough". Point taken. I did have to get this fabric home. But it was heaven! And so much cheaper than fabric in Australia. I particularly loved their knit fabric and cotton print range.
The fabric is a very light cotton jersey so it doesn't drape and cling quite like the other versions. Perfect for hot weather but not quite as flattering. I really like this dress in a viscose blend knit. Lucky I picked some up in Mood!
Pattern: Vogue 1250, size 16
Fabric: Tropical print cotton jersey from Mood Fabrics LA
I wore my tropical dress with a floral leis and a pair of flat black sandals. I was considering a pair of Havaianas but thought that might be pushing my casual limits! I even wore it the next day to lounge around the pool. How's that for a versatile dress?!
I'll be back soon to show you my holiday fabric shopping haul. I've almost finished washing it all.