I bought this fabric back in the depths of winter, to use in my Etsy shop for something summery but now I am not so sure. It has been on the shelf and every few weeks I take it out and try to decide what to make. Summer is scooting by and the fabrics don't sew themselves so here are the results of yesterday's efforts. It would be great to get some feedback on these items.
Both my sister and my friend Alice shuddered slightly when I showed them the fabric, but both did say they thought it would work as a skirt, and I think they were right.
However due to my slight obsession with dresses, this is what I made first.I am really happy with the style, I always like the cut-in armholes and it can be worn with or
without the tie belt. Maybe it is just a bit too much color + print for a dress?
Some of my favorite places to window shop are Kate Spade, Boden and Tori Richard, who all use a lot of color and pattern.
So what do you think about this fabric? Just right for a skirt? OK for a dress for the bold among us? If you know someone wild about orange, I did list the skirt in my Etsy shop and have a few more yards available.
Edit 6/26/11: thanks for all the great feedback, I did list the dress as well in my Etsy shop,
send your non-sewing friends that way :)
In between plenty of other projects, I am working on my Vogue 1241 Dress I mentioned in my last post. Even though I made a muslin, and fine tuned the fit - I just couldn't bring myself to cut my nice knit fabric, so I cut out the dress in a 100% poly crepe that I got for a super discount of about $ 5 because it had holes in the fabric along the edge. (which don't bother me but I didn't tell the store that). So if this one sews up nicely I will move on to my other "real" fabric.
Here is today's SunnyGal Garden photo. Bee Balm (Monarda) v.Jacob Cline
a plant I just bought in May at the local garden club sale which is doing very well. I have found that the shop local philosophy applies to plants as well as veggies. Unfortunately for the bees that were living in my apple tree - a local beekeeper came out to try and rescue, but in the end had to seal up the hole in the tree. He thinks that there is probably a very big colony in the oak tree just behind my yard, so there are still plenty around to do their good work.