I just got my christmas-present-to-myself box of fabric from Fabric.com! Ooooh pretty pretty fabric….
Just not quite what I expected though, so I’m changing plans.
Firstly, I bought some delicious rayon knit fabrics hoping some nice knits might work well with the whole weight-change crazyiness. I bought navy, plum and lavender. Can I say YUM?!!!
But much lighter than I expected. And wider! But it will be too hot if I double the fabric up. *sigh* I’ve abandoned the plans and will figure out what I can get out of the fabric as I go.
I just want clothes that fit! So I’ decided to go for TNTs:
And this – without the weird elastic across the boobs effect:
A top-version of this dress of the lilac, with plum trim, I’d only need to line the bodice.
And a t-shirt out of this fabric (butterflies! I love butterflies 🙂 in the beige view of the pattern below, and if there’s enough fabric, a cute pair of undies too.
I also bought this stunning peacock craft cotton fabric … and yes it IS as stunning irl as the picture is.
… as the panel in this pattern.
I bought half a yard but didn’t think it through that the peacock is upright, not on its side, *facepalm* so unless I want a sideways peacock I don’t have enough length to make the skirt panel. However it’s SO beautiful I am going back to buy a full yard. I’m very sure I can use the excess in something else because it really is stunning.
Lastly, I bought this Downton Abbey fabric (delicious colours Mmmm!)
Planning to make it up in this pattern I bought recently:
However the pattern is very large – especially when it will be draped over a rather short me! Lesson: look at the tape measure in the photo to get an idea of proportion before making plans! No way could I be bothered making myself crazy pattern-matching all those panels, and it would look like a dog’s breakfast without it. My sanity – and really, the fabric – both demand a simply-structured dress.
I’ve always wanted a dress in the style of Picnic at Hanging Rock, but I’ve always been scared if I had one in white, and wore it to a picnic I’d disappear and never come back!
Don’t laugh! It’s a serious possibility! Just watch the movie.
However I’m sure if it was in a different colour I wouldn’t be running that risk.
Or should I just go straight for the Downton Abbey styles? The simple cream, or the white with scattered motifs. Or perhaps the dusky rose though that demands two layers over the skirt. Hot 😦
There’s a decade or two-ish between when each is set, and really, once pared down to a tropical-wearable dress, there’d be even less difference in a dress. The question is, can one dress fulfil my desire for both a Picnic at Hanging Rock dress and a teens era dress? Must think more on this…