Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cute Fabric Purchase

You all know that I have been enticed by this Peter Pilotti dress. Well, while browsing the internet for fabric, I found this houndstooth charmeuse satin fabric with large 1 1/2 inch spaces. This was purchased from http://www.syfabrics.com

This dress is on my desktop and looks like squares. I went back to the website and viewed it again and it has diamond shapes with teal inserts and all of the embellishments fabrics are diamond-shaped as well. Shocking! Anyway, this has set me on another path and I'm still in the process of deciding which fabrics to use. Mind you, I have spent hours and hours on this and haven't made a decision as of yet.

This is getting in the way of my creativity and slowing down my sewing activities. I've never spent so much time on preliminary decision making for an outfit. It had better be worth my efforts. Now, let me show you my pretty fabric!

 
I also purchased from Walmart some white washable satin. We'll see what the creative juices bring together. Later, I'll share which pattern combinations I have in mind.
 

14 comments:

  1. Great piece of fabric I love houndstooth fabric

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    1. Toy, this is the first piece that I have ever owned. I've considered using a smaller print of the same fabric, but as you know it can really mess with the eyes.

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  2. I love houndstooth fabric.. Can't wait to see what you make.. Know it will be beautiful.

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  3. Hounds tooth was popular way before they called it that lol!just goes to show it never goes out of style
    Helen

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  4. Helen, I'm excited about the opportunity to manipulate this fabric. Now it's planning, plotting, and pressing forward!

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  5. Hello Dorothy, you've changed your photo! Looks good, so does the fabric - really looking forward to seeing what you finally come up with.

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  6. Lovin' that fabric! So classic!

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  7. I also know this as Houndstooth fabric - you are on a very stylish winner with this fabric!

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    1. Judith, there may be another name for it. This is the name the retailer uses and as I searched for different colors, this is the only name I used.

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  8. I have very similar fabric that I found in the upholstery section of the fabric store. I am making a spring jacket with it - not quite a trench .

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  9. I've seen others use fabric from the upholsery section for evening wear as well. Now, I know that when I find something that I like, just know your fabric contents and go for it.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.