Okay, so despite trying to reduce the amount of stuff I still need to ship home - including my fabric stash - I went fabric shopping yesterday. To those who suggested it in my last post, obviously we fabric fiends think alike!
These are both cotton voile (see! I'm getting better at keeping track of fabric type). I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I uh..bought 3 m of each. But I do have a plan for them! Or one of them, at least.
I borrowed Fuss's copy of Burda Stype 9/2010 because I need to make that purple dress (pattern 137)! And also maybe everything else in this picture. My best friends little sis is getting married this August, and I think this would be a fun summery dress to wear to it. I really like the look of the line art, with the tie and front pleats, the shirred cuffs, and even those epaulets.
Of course, I couldn't decide which fabric and it requires 3 m, so I got both. Playing around with the fabric, though, I think I've made my choice of which I'll use.
I think the blue flowers (because these two fabrics are actually the exact same print but in different colour schemes) stand out too much from the background. It's sort of distracting. It'd probably be fine, but it's not the overall look I was going for with this dress. The later picture, with the pink flowers on the light blue background is much more what I was wanting. More subtle, I guess.
I think I need to try modeling my fabric more often! Definitely helps me 'see' how the fabric will work on me.
Also, I bought myself my very first Burda magazine, and I absolutely adore the latest edition. Maybe I'll do a recap of the patterns available in it (and which ones I'm drooling over) next time! Can't sew right now as my machine is in Manitoba, but a sewist can dream, can't she?