A Floral Influence

I have always loved floral prints, and in the last year or so there has been a huge resurgence of this theme from a lot of designers. After watching the fall fashion shows from New York and Paris, it’s obvious that we are going to see lots of flower inspired fabrics to satisfy us. Everything from pants to coats can be updated by the addition of flowers.

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Today’s post is about the perfect opportunity to receive inspiration for a floral design.
Every year my dear friend Toni and I get together and go to the Philadelphia Flower Show. We both would love to be gardeners if we had nothing else to do. Every year it’s a blaze of fabulous color and after a dreary winter it’s a great shot in the arm. There is a different theme every year, and this year it was ‘Articulture’: a nod to all the great Museums we have here in Philly.

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One of my favorite exhibits every here is the Jewelry. Everything is made from flowers, leaves, plants, trees, etc. and the results are amazing. Here is a sample of this years work.

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Some more Pins.

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Here are some individual flower displays. Prizes are awarded for every category but every display was beautiful.

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Another great feature this year was Vertical Gardens.

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The pressed flower exhibit is always fun. It’s amazing what can be done with flower petals.

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Art in ARTiculture!

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After all this floral inspiration I think I would like to make a shirt, a spring coat, or maybe some pants in a print. Look out for a follow-up post! For now, check out these fabrics from marcytilton.com

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And this is what I brought home to enjoy!

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Next years theme is Hollywood!

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About maryglenn

I lived in Ireland for the first half of my life and Philadelphia for the second half--so far! I have always loved Sewing and all things creative . I am starting an inspired sewing and design Blog to connect with like minded friends.
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3 Responses to A Floral Influence

  1. Kate Goldsmith says:

    Mary, you make me miss our seed company! We used to travel to the show in Seattle- another good one. I never made it to yours. I admit to a love of floral patterns too, whether they’re in fashion or not, and I have been excited to see them in clothing again. A lovely breath of fresh air you’ve delivered! Thank you!

  2. sewbussted says:

    The flower show was shown on the Sunday Norning program yesterday. Oh how I wish I could go. Thanks for sharing the pictures 🙂

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