April Showers, May Flowers

Or so the saying goes. My home has been full of flowers over recent weeks; I love a cheap bunch of tulips or daffodils. Plus, it’s that time of year to start replanting the annuals. How this makes my heart sing!


I thought I’d do a quick round-up of the floral prints that have struck my eye over recent bouts of Internet surfing. No affiliate links here, just knee jerk yowls of delight.

I’ve tried to go for the not-so-obvious as, to quote Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada: ‘Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.’

Cotton lawn is THE perfect fabric for summer dresses – I made a couple of Charlie Caftans last year in cotton lawn and they’ve been a delight to wear. And what about this glorious Echinacea In Tomato And Pink?

the village haberdashery

Flowers AND feathers? SOLD! In rayon/viscose? DOUBLE SOLD! Wouldn’t this Cotton and Steel fabric be the perfect cool make for summer? I think it would be perfectly twinned with the Cassiopee dress.

sew me sunshine

If you want to give your florals a bit of edge, throw serpents into the mix! I know this from my recent scuba skirt. Here’s the same approach in grey cotton lawn from Fabric Godmother. Grey can make your outfit a great transitional piece, too. I often layer my Liberty of London Charlie Caftan with tights and a cardigan.

serpent cotton lawn

closet case patterns charlie caftan liberty tana lawn

And can we call the below from Cloth Spot a floral? I think so – just! It’s a viscose jersey, which is another highly breathable and comfie option. What would you make out of this?

viscose jersey

Do you have your own recommendations for floral with edge?