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Lamazi ‘Garden of Dreams’ Exclusive Fabrics Inspiration

The first collection of exclusive prints from Lamazi Fabrics “Garden of Dreams” is here! We have been dreaming of what we will make with these fabrics for so long. Read on for some inspiration.
 

Cotton Sateen
Cotton Sateen is a beautiful fabric to work with and wear. Cotton Sateen has a smooth surface sheen and is densely woven resulting in a very soft fabric. This dense, tightly woven fabric is suitable for a wide range of garments. Dresses, tops, shirts, skirts, jumpsuits or maybe even a lightweight suit are all possible with this fabric. 

 

If you want to find out more about what makes this fabric so special you can check out our previous blog post here

We have 2 Cotton Sateen prints in this collection. Pebbles is a Terrazzo Print in soft earthy colours with black lines and dots printed on top. This bold print will create a stand out garment in your wardrobe. Night Sky is a more subtle print, a rich teal base with an abstract print resembling the night sky. 

Both cotton sateens are suitable for all genders and ages.

Shirt Dresses

Cotton sateen is the perfect base for a shirt dress. The cotton will press into a satisfying crisp collar and will handle buttons and buttonholes well. You could layer these prints with a cosy Nikko top and jeans or wear on its own with sandals for an easy summer look. For the perfect layering fabrics have a look at our range of Allure Jerseys.

Images from Who What Wear UK, Vogue Magazine, and Mara Hoffman on Pinterest

For patterns there are so many options. The Tilly and the Buttons Lyra is a great all year round option with lots of views. The Trend Patterns Pussy Bow Shirt will give you all the drama, especially if you lengthen the bottom tier of the skirt. The Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges is  perfect option for beginners who don’t to tackle a collar yet, and would look lovely worn open over jeans and a T-Shirt. For an oversized look with modern style lines try the Paper Theory Olya.

 
From left: Lyra, Pussy Bow Shirt, Darling Ranges and Olya.

 

Voluminous Mini’s

This is another style that will transcend seasons. A mini dress with voluminous sleeves is great for layering with base layers and tights in the winter, then switch to sandals or trainers for the summer. The cotton sateen will hold the structure of any puffy sleeves and skirts. 


Images from Ganni, The Fashion Spot and Pinterest.

For patterns we recommend the Pauline Alice Coeli top with added length to make a dress or the new By Hand London Marie shirt dress. The Homer & Howells Ingrid dress will create the ultimate ‘cool girl’ style. Or for a more understated look with just big sleeves choose the Closet Core Patterns Cielo dress. 

From left: Coeli, Marie, Ingrid and Cielo

Sharlene @sosewdressmaking used the Pebbles Cotton Sateen to make the mini version of the Homer & Howell’s Ingrid dress. The fabric holds the volume of the puff sleeve and skirt perfectly. 

Mens Shirts

We were conscious of including fabrics that would be suitable for all genders while creating this collection. Our Cotton Sateen’s are perfect for making mens shirts, having the ideal qualities of cotton that result in a crisp shirt. 

Images from ASOS, Breuninger and s.Oliver.

To create a stylish spring shirt the Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up or Wardrobe By Me Jensen shirt are both ideal. Alternatively the Helen’s Closet Cameron Button Up is a great non-binary option.

From left: Fairfield Button Up, Jensen shirt and Cameron Button Up

 

Tencel™️ Sateen



Tencel™️ Sateen has all the durable and sustainable qualities of Tencel that we love but with an added sheen as a result of the sateen weave. The result is a fabric that feels luxurious and smooth, we promise you will want to wrap yourself in this fabric the moment you touch it. 

We have 3 prints on Tencel™️ Sateen in this collection. 

Watercolour Bloom has a soft green background with watercolour flowers in black and pink shades. This print is romantic and elegant, perfect for dresses and blouses with a soft drape. 

Blooms in contrast has a deep, inky navy background with a mixture of soft watercolour flowers in blue and green with stronger floral accents in red, orange, white and black. This print has the same elegance of Blossom and we can picture it in a range of garments. 

The third Tencel Satin print Utopia, is a bold abstract animal print in a variety of bright shades. Rich purple, mustard and magenta blend with soft khaki, coral and pink this beautiful print. This fabric is going to stand out in your wardrobe.

Elegant Dresses

The floral Tencel Satin are calling out to be an elegant maxi or midi dress. How you style it is up to you. Paired with trainers or boots you will get a more casual look, or heels for some evening glamour. 

Images from Unwrapped Fashion, Popsugar, The Fashion Spot and Pinterest.
 

To create these elegant dresses we recommend trying the Nina Lee Park Lane dress, with the shoulder ruffles for added romance. The Trend Patterns Raglan dress has a beautiful movement and elegant bow to tie at the back. The Tilly and the Buttons Lyra dress is another option, we would lengthen the skirt to maxi length for added drama. The Named Ansa dress has beautiful butterfly sleeves which will drape perfectly in the Tencel Sateen. 

From left: Park Lane, Trend Patterns Raglan dress, Tilly and the Buttons Lyra and Named Ansa

Lena has used 2 of our Tencel Sateen, Watercolour Blossom and Midnight Blooms, prints to make a beautiful and elegant Closet Core Pauline dress. Check out her blog on print mixing here.

Sharlene was inspired while writing this blog to use the Watercolour Blossom print to make this elegant self drafted midi dress.

Shirred Dresses

We not only love the comfort of shirring on a dress but als how it can change the appearance of a print and add a lovely texture. In particular this Utopia print will create an interesting play on scale of the print once it has been shirred. This effect will also work with the cotton sateens. 

 
Images from Ivy City Co, Never Fully Dressed, Ethereal London on Pinterest.
 

By Hand London has a tutorial for a shirred dress with big sleeves. If this you would rather follow a pattern you can try the Fibre Mood Hortence or McCall’s 7946 (just replace the elastic casing with shirring).

 

From left: By Hand London tutorial, Fibre Mood Hortence and McCall’s 7946.

Two-Piece Sets

Otherwise known as “fancy pyjamas”! Tencel sateen is perfect for this style and way too nice for no one else to see. Pair with trainers and a t-shirt for a casual take or heels for a glam night out. You will also have the added benefit of building lots of garments from these 2 pieces. The blazer or shirt can be paired with jeans and the trousers can be paired with a simple tee or sweater. 


Images from Who What Wear UK, Moda Operandi and Pinterest. 

The Closet Core Carolyn pyjama’s will have you covered here for a pattern, or for a slouchy, relaxed fit try the Paper Theory Agnes PJ’s. If you want something more tailored you could try the Homer & Howells Blair Blazer and Maud Trousers. 

From left: Paper Theory Agnes, Closet Core Carolyn, Homer and Howell’s Blair and Maud.

 

Ruffles, Bows and Statement Collars

Both Cotton Sateen and Tencel Satin will be perfect for tops with ruffles, bows or a statement collar. The cotton sateen will hold the structure and create plenty of drama, while the Tencel Sateen will provide a more romantic drape.


Images: The Fashion Spot and Pinterest. 

For patterns we recommend the Fibre Mood Paulette or Gladys. Other options include the Friday Pattern Company Wilder Top and Nina Lee Bloomsbury.

From left: Fibre Mood Paulette, Gladys, Nina Lee Bloomsbury and Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown and Top. 

Carole @chatterstitch made a Patina Top in the Night Sky Cotton Sateen. This classic fabric will work for all seasons. 

Janet @jannisews choose a more romantic approach to this trend and used the Trend Pattern Pussy Bow Shirt to make this stunning top with the Utopia Tencel Sateen.

 Jumpsuits


This collection of unique prints will make a stand out jumpsuit, ready to make an impression. The Cotton Sateen will work well for something which requires more structure, like a boiler suit. While the Tencel Sateen will work for something that requires a little more drape and movement. 

Images from Variety Hour Studio, Pinterest, Two Boss Beads and Godivazbags.

For pattern suggestions try the Homer and Howells Lennox or Closet Core Pattern Blanca Flightsuit for a more structured look. For something with more movement and drape try the Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit or By Hand London Holly.

From left: Holly, Zadie, Lennox and Blanca.

Jen @jenlegg_teescreatives has used the Pebbles Cotton Sateen to make this stunning jumpsuit by French pattern company Belene.

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed this inspiration series for our new fabrics. We cannot wait to see what you all make in our first exclusive collection. 

Happy sewing!


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