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Weirdest Fabric Ever

Candy Party Cutie World Shirt

What’s the weirdest fabric you’ve ever sewn? I think for me – this fabric takes the cake! Its hodge-podge of themes is irresistible and makes me laugh every time I see it.

Candy Party Cutie World Shirt

Its official name is Candy Party Cutie World (not kidding!) and it is very very Japanese. There’s flowers, doilies, deer, butterflies, birds and most importantly, kittens! It’s like a little girl vomited her wildest dreams all over a piece of cloth!

Candy Party Cutie World Shirt

I bought the fabric from a local indie fabric shop in town and paid a little more than I normally would for fabric but I couldn’t resist.

I don’t know how often I’d wear this shirt. Maybe to a fun party where I could talk about this shirt instead of having random strangers stare at me and think I’m weird. Ha!

Candy Party Cutie World Shirt

The pattern in version D of McCall’s M5388 except without the elastic sleeves. I’ve made this pattern once before except with a shorter hem and longer sleeves. I made a muslin for this because my first version didn’t fit as well as I would have liked. If there’s a change I’d recommend for this pattern is that the arm holes are a little snug. I’d like more movement in that area but it’s still totally wearable.

Candy Party Cutie World Shirt

This shirt was fun to make and it makes me smile every time I look at it. When it gets cool again and I can wear a jacket around I’ll probably be more inclined to wear this shirt without exposing so many kittens and doilies!

Comments (12) for post “Weirdest Fabric Ever”

  • I love this fabric! A friend of mine is living in a pre-furnished house for a few months, and one of the couches is upholstered in this totally wacky fabric featuring a repeating pattern of bloodhounds, quails, rabbits and squirrels. She didn’t believe me when I told her that in a weird way I sort of love it. But I really do.

  • I love the print, you shouldn’t be embarassed to wear it at all, especially not the way you’re wearing it here. If you wore it with a full skirt in one of those colors maybe it would be too kawaii or twee, but with rocking jeans and cool shoes, not at all!

  • We think the fabric is a lot of fun. The style makes the figures stand out on the white, and you did a nice job on it. Looks great with your pairings. We’d like to use it on our Facebook page on

    Please let me know if we have your permission to do it with a link to your own blog. Thanks.

  • Did you use a different sleeve pattern, or did you just leave the elastic out? It’s just adorable! I love it!

  • It seems that the fabric is light and suitable for the summer so much, the colors of great beauty and is suitable for you very much, especially the color is attractive. You look stunning. I wish you a summer refreshing and nice work

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