Dresses, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

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.

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