Yesterday on my way home from work, I decided to make a stop at Paron Fabric on 40th Street in New York City to purchase the March issue of Burda but the store has received it yet. However, I will call the store before making the trip (it really was not that far out of my way). Of course, I had to check out the fabric because who walks into a store and does not check out the merchandise. I immediately went the 50% off section (a girl has to watch her dollars it is a recession after all), and found some nice buys. I was looking for some cotton fabric, but the print did not excite me. What I did find is bemberg fabric for $3.00 a yard, and medium/heavyweight denim or $4.00 a yard, and so I purchased three yards and four yards respectively. I do have some more denim fabric stashed away to make a pair of trousers once I stop procrastinating and just sew them. However, I have this line of thinking that it’s a good thing to have a nice stash of denim to make trousers, jackets, dresses, and skirts, after all denim a mainstay in our wardrobe.
I am still waiting for my pattern from Simplicity to arrive. It’s Simplicity 2703 and posted the Butterick pattern because I am not able to save the simplicity as a picture to post. You get the idea from Dress C, the Michelle Obama dress that she wore on the View. I found these fabric samples from www.fashionfabricsclub.com. The dress does not have necessarily have to be the black and white print, and I do like the blue and white print (although the may print may be a little large). Besides blue is my favorite color. I also plan to make a solid dress and use contrasting color ribbon. I like making different versions of the same dress pattern, and think the purpose of the pattern is for you to use as a guide to create anything you imagine. I am going to need sew a dress to wear to my niece’s graduation, so it is my hope to move into my new apartment and finally get situated to do this sewing.