Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just what I needed, more fabric!

Got an order from today! I ordered 6 yards of this lovely stripped charmeuse that I'm wildly excited about, but I really didn't expect the stripes to be that big. (hand included for scale) I really have no idea what I want to do with it, but I'm in love.
And, since has free shipping for orders over $35, and I was just a few bucks shy, I got some lovely thin cotton fabric in this fun color combo. Be honest, now, it doesn't scream Christmas, does it?
I'm thinking that this really should be one of these dresses, but which one? Boyfriend thinks the fabric isn't fun enough to be view a. Is he correct? Perhaps view d.

I also got the lining fabric and zipper to go ahead with this project, but I'm a bit scared to start. I am so in love with the fabric that I'm afraid to ruin it. Also, I've never sewed with something so thin and slippery before, so that should be interesting. I'll have to french seam it, I guess, which will be interesting.

Progress shots when I have them!


  1. Can't wait to see what you end up doing! I've been wondering about I'm thinking about a dress in a similar pattern. I have a VERY stretchy knit, & I'm terrified. Show us the dress when you're done!

  2. I have some amazing knits that I want to use, but I'm so scared!! Every time I've done anything larger than underwear with knits, it's gotten all stretched out and unattractive, so I just look at it and tell it how pretty it is from time to time instead of sewing with it!