Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In the Queue Wednesday

You may remember this jersey fabric - I bought it online last May, and it was that experience (not having any idea how much I should buy because I didn't have a particular pattern in mind) that started me down the path to creating the "How Much Fabric?" reference cards.
Well, I just got the new BWOF magazine, and it has a section on the "Little Black Dress". This particular dress caught my eye:

It specifically calls out "jersey" as a good fabric. What do you think? Would this dress be a good match for my fabric?

I'd align the border print to be along the bottom of the skirt, of course. The fabric is actually double border, so I'd have enough border to put it along the bottom of the sleeves too, but that might be too much - what do you think?

I haven't decided 100% for sure, but I think that this is the pattern I'll use. I don't have much experience with BWOF patterns yet, so I'll probably make a muslin first.

I'd like to get started on it soon, but I'm not sure exactly when... Don't worry, I'll get to it eventually! It's in the queue. ;)


mjb said...

I think the border at the bottom will be cute, but I'd leave it off the sleeves.

meredithp said...

I have this also, and have been trying to figure out how to use the border to the best advantage...ala Gigi and Ann.

Sew-Ann said...

If you are going to use this fabric and since it's a border, do just the hem as the border print. Otherwise I saw 80's older lady lounge, house dress.

LaKaribane said...

I was actually thinking border on hem AND sleeves while reading the post.

So I vote yes!

I seem to be the only one but if you look around online, the whole 70s boho chic thing is back, with a vengeance. So....