Much to announce today.
First order of business is that again over the week I will be listing some of my past creations in my etsy shop. These are dresses I actually *love*, ones that Ive spent extra time and care on to make something just right. But as the old saying goes, I like groceries.
Next order of business is the awesome dress I keep eluding to. I dragged a friend fabric shopping last week and went to my favorite fabric store. I was elated they had the fabrics I wanted for the dress on my last visit, but this visit, the lady was out of one of the two colors I wanted. I was crestfallen, but then, she went in back and pulled out one final yard of white linen she had. It was meant to be because one yard was all I needed. I purchased the black and white linen for the dress and this week I plan on starting the project.
From now on, you can refer to it as the Gardenia Dress.
Truth be told, I went fabric shopping to get fabric for my sport dress. I still wanted to make it in that golden yellow I drew for the repro cover. I think that suits the style so well. Dyeing the fabric was out, as I Dont have the space, but the more I thought on it, I could dye the *finished* garment! Make it in white, then turn it golden yeller'.
Perfect. Only, there was no more white linen, BUT, I found 4 yards of this amazing ribbed rayon with a sick drape! Oh, it was meant to be!
Also at my favorite fabric spot, I came a cross this amazing handkerchief linen in a very lovely 30s type print. Im thinking of making the bolero for the sport dress out of it. How perfect would that be?
I HAD to get it. I also picked up this amazing cotton as well.
I got one yard of this with the intention of using it as a contrasting panel in another WWII dress.
Last order of business is one more dress.
This one is special. Not only is it my newest repro, but Im going to make it in a kick ass handkerchief linen, then dye it scarlet. Thanks Amy for the encouragement!