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Sewing ADD

2011 June 30
by elizabeth_admin

I was all set to sew last night folks, but ended up not sewing. Why you ask? Well, I really want to use my eyelet fabric; I don’t care which one, either the black or the white. And I now I’m kind of set on making the sheath dress after yesterday’s epiphany (great word Trena!)

So I started auditioning underlinings with the eyelets.  Remember how I couldn’t find the “right” turquoise a while back?  I found a teal voile a couple of weeks ago and a raspberry voile.  I also have a red cotton and the original “dirty” turquoise.  But my mind is now stuck on a black on black theme.  So I dug out my poly/cotton black batiste that I bought from Ebad fabrics last year (and was so disappointed about when I found out it wasn’t 100% cotton). 

Then I realized I needed to pre-treat all these fabrics first not to mention the linens and the pique I picked up this week. 

Long story long, I spent the evening washing and drying.  Can I just tell you how much I love my new white linen from P&S.  It has the same exact hand as my beloved fiancé, the floral linen.  True love my friends, true love. 

Here’s where I am at right now with fabric/pattern pairings right now:

DRESS #1

Pattern: Butterick 5147

Fabric: black eyelet from Paron’s

Underlining: turquoise voile

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DRESS #2

Pattern: New Look 6022

Fabric: white eyelet from Chicago’s New Rainbow Fabrics

Underlining: red cotton?

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DRESS #3

Pattern: Vogue 8594

Fabrics: floral linen as main fabric and forest green linen (matches the dark green of the floral) as accent fabric???

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You might need to see the lining drawing for V8594 to see the opportunity for contrasting fabric.  Audrey of Sew Tawdry did a fantastic version of this dress last year.  GORGEOUS!!!

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I would use the forest green on those triangular side insets.  What do you think?

I would have used the white eyelet on the vintage Butterick pattern I just muslined, but I don’t think the french dart would play well with an eyelet fabric.  I really like that pattern and will use it.  I just have to decide on a good fabric for it.  Hmmm….

Anyway, that’s where I am in my planning process.

Happy sewing everyone.

 

2 Responses leave one →
  1. SusieR permalink*
    July 1, 2011

    #8594 is AMAZING! I’m dying to see how that comes out. Damned impatient, even.

    I wish I lived closer; I’d pay you to make all my clothes. And then we’d drink wine to celebrate…

  2. July 1, 2011

    I love that turquoise and black colour combination!

    How does the white eyelet read with the red under it? I’d imagine it’s pink… are you good with pink? I can’t think of projects where you’ve used that colour…

    Vogue 8594 is a pretty fabulous pattern. Make it up so I can get your input to make one of my own! 🙂

    Happy fourth weekend, doll. Hope you get heaps of sewing accomplished!

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