I bought this pattern last Friday when I made an impromtu stop at Hancock’s. Out of all the patterns I have, this is the first one I’ve purposely bought for a specific fabric I already have. I had a specific style in mind and this was the closest one I could find that I could also afford. I bought it for the draping ruffle along the neckline. Isn’t it pretty? It’s feminine, but not too girly. And I like the other options, too. This looked like a good pattern for a variety of fabrics. It has a keyhole back with button closure. I like buttons.
This is the fabric that I had in mind:
It’s a thrift store find and I’m not sure what kind it is. It’s sort of crepe-y. Rayon? Poly? A blend? Whatever it is, I like it, but it’s kind of plain, so I want to make something that had some 3-D texture to add interest and I think it would make a great fluttery top for Spring.
I also have this fabric that would be really pretty:
It’s very sheer, though, so I would need to buy some lining for it. This is a remnant I bought at Vogue Fabric’s stall at this year’s Sewing Expo and I have 1 3/4 yards at 60″ wide! Not quite enough for a dress, but perfect for one or two tops.
I have so many projects running around in my head and that’s probably why I never seem to get anything done. Too many choices! I really need to just pick one and do it!