You’ve got mail!

Whoo hoo!  Checked the mail this morning!  Look what’s arrived!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

 Sewaholic’s Yaletown dress  (click for details)  

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.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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”.

Nice dress!  Thanks, Imade it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

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!

Happy Sewing!

6 thoughts on “You’ve got mail!

  1. I vote for the first one the rayon batik! Think it will be a better match to your pattern! As for when you will be wearing it! Doesn’t matter I ended up sewing stuff for summer in winter and no chance on trying them on unless it’s really hot! Looking forward to seeing your dress!

  2. I like paper. I find myself buying actual magazines. I’m tired of looking at a computer screen all day and then looking at gadgets. It’s neat getting something fun in the mail besides bills.

    Your new fabric is gorgeous. I remember the clothes you sewed 25 years ago and then and now, you pick gorgeous fabrics. Looking forward to seeing the completed project. Happy sewing.

    1. Yes! That explains it… looking at computers all day makes me THIS excited to see paper!

  3. I voted for the light blue, but you need a button for “make up both”!

    1. You are a genius! I never thought of that one! Why can’t I “have it all”!

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