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A garden of floral fabrics

Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show I’ve pulled together an edit of pretty florals and pink vintage fabrics

Living vicariously through the TV, I’ve been watching the beautiful garden designs at the Chelsea Flower Show. The stories behind the gardens and all the work that goes into them fascinate me. This year I was particularly interested in Fashion Revolution’s garden which grew flowers perfect for natural dying. Not only was it practical, it had a beautiful wild and natural look that I would give my garden if I had one.

Fashion Revolution Chelsea Flower Show Garden
Fashion Revolution at the Chelsea Flower Show, photo courtesy of Fashion Revolution

It’s an aspect that people don’t necessarily think about – the role [that plants] play in the clothes we wear

Garden Designer, Lottie Delamain (Vogue).

Natural dying is a technique I would love to try at some point. In the meantime I’ve pulled together an edit of floral vintage fabrics inspired by all the beautiful flowers shining in the rain at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Plus some plainer fabrics that compliment the florals. Each piece is truly vintage and individual, perfect if you are making an outfit for a wedding this year (scroll down for sewing inspiration).

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