Change of plans

I wrote in this post that I was going to make a blouse/top out of the darker fabric. I have decided to use that fabric for a dress, what dress yet to be decided. I am now going to use a lovely knit fabric that I acquired about a month ago from Vogue Fabrics. It is a cream colored, flowered, knit fabric that was in their transition swatches. I tried to capture the look of it in this photo. It has good stretch and recovery, maybe about 10% stretch factor. I may need to at least line the front part as when it is stretched the flowers stretch as well leaving some skin to show. I have not really tested this thoroughly at this time. My issues is finding the right knit lining. I have some skin toned knit lining acquired from EOS and not sure that this will be the right choice. I think it truly needs to be ivory or cream as I describe it.

I have several thoughts on what pattern to use. I pulled out several that I have made previously since I have the fit down pat for these. Here are the ones I am thinking about.
Textile Studio Santa Monica Tee in 3/4 sleeves.
Simplicity 3759
TS Monaco Shell
I have also a couple of KS patterns I am thinking about that again I have perfected the fit.

It is truly good to be thinking about sewing and actually sewing again. I need some new spring clothes; so I am motivated. I am working hard to find some periods of time to sew during the week and of course on the weekend.


  1. I'm feeling that motivation thing right now too! I'm almost done with my anorak and I'm working on a TS jacket now. Here's hoping we don't burn out.

  2. That looks like very pretty fabric.
    I really like Sandra Betzina's t- shirt pattern and Kwik Sew has very nice ones too. I know what you mean about trying to fit in time to sew. Sometimes it's very hard but I keep trying too :)

  3. This is a beautiful piece of fabric! I am sure that it will be awesome when made up.


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