Whoo hoo! Checked the mail this morning! Look what’s arrived!
I still love having a paper pattern in my hands, crisp, flat, untouched, uncut – instead of having a printed photo of a pattern that is still stored on my computer! Does that show my age? I should show you some day how I store my many paper patterns – it’s quite a remarkable plan! (If I do say so myself!)
Now, I think I am going to get a good start on my The Monthly Stitch “Frocktober” challenge! I have checked my fabric stash. I have found these two fabrics so far for my Yaletown dress…
This one is a beige/brown/red/turquoise 100% rayon “Batik” I bought on the mainland, blogged about here.
This next one is a light blue/peach/gold (trust me, it is light blue) 100% cotton “Fashion Designer” I bought just this last Saturday when I was “just popping in to buy some seam binding”.
Sewaholic suggests a “Lightweight woven … cotton voile or lawn, rayon challis, …”. Both of these fabrics fit the bill and would drape well!
I might be able to find something else yet, I still have a couple of weeks left … but so far, what do you think? Which is better for this dress, the beige rayon or the light blue cotton? I like both of them so much, I can’t decide!
What’s your vote?
Frocks in October? Hmm… well I might sew them up, but I don’t think I will be doing much wearing of them at the bus stop at 6:30 am in the October/November rains – I am such a wimp at 6:30 am!
By the way, I would love to hear from you, especially if you have already sewed up a Sewaholic Yaletown dress! Let me know! I would love to come take a peek at your’s!