The Flower Market line from Riley Blake is full of all my favorite types of prints. Bold florals, geometrics, dots, and ginghams in all of my most loved colors too! I knew my Payton would love this line and boy, was I right!
She fell hard for the main print on black and I got to pick a couple of coordinates to go with it. I used the Folk Pink as the lining and my go-to knit 1/2″ black and white stripes for the hood and bands. I can never get enough of the black and white stripes- so classic and the perfect coordinate for EVERYTHING!
For this project, I was really looking to branch out. I love using Riley Blake cotton for dresses, skirts, and pajamas but knew I could push them further. When I sewed up the Senpai Jacket last month I really wanted to try it in wovens. This bold, fun print was perfect for giving it a go.
It is recommended to use knit for the hood, bands, and lining. I used quilting cotton for the lining bodice and the striped knit for the lining sleeves without any issues. I omitted the welt pockets and used inseam pockets from another pattern. For some reason, this girly has a hard time finding her inseam pockets though. It’s quite hilarious watching her find them every time. Welt pockets might be good for this silly girl!
I really love this pattern and so does she! I like the boxy, slightly cropped fit. It has a neckband option as well if you’d prefer it without a hood. She has asked for another one that she can add patches to. I think it will be my go-to jacket for my younger kids.
The snap front also makes it a fairly quick sew. I did struggle with one step- sewing the sleeve cuffs to the main and lining arms. The instructions don’t have the seam hidden in between the layers and I really wanted to figure out the clean finish. After unpicking multiple times, I gave up and did it per the tutorial. Do you know the magic way? If done correctly this pattern could be reversible. I love that idea!
I absolutely adore this fabric line and think it will make the most beautiful things. Little baby quilts, bedding, dresses, ugh! It all would be adorable!
3 thoughts on “Riley Blake Flower Market”
I love this! I too can’t get enough of black and white stripes! I totally feel you on the cuffs- one of the tutorials I have planned is a fully bagged version, so I am there with you on that one! I already have the illustrations for it 😂. Thank you so much for sharing your Senpai! I’ve been under the weather the past couple days and your jacket was the perfect pick-me-up!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️