Recently I applied for a promotion at work. I was really excited about it. I had prepared really well and thought I had an excellent chance of getting it. I interviewed twice and felt good about both. So on Wednesday night of last week, when I found myself near a fabric store, I couldn't resist picking up a couple of fabrics:
The print on the left is a poly knit in shades of black, cream, brown, and teal. I was thinking a wrap dress maybe. The red on the right is a ponte knit. I LOVE this type of fabric. I'm thinking a sheath dress with some interesting seaming or details.
On Thursday I received the news that they decided to go with someone else for the position. I was (am) crushed. So what could I do but indulge myself in some retail therapy on Saturday? Besides, Hancock's had all kinds of goodies on sale. So back I went and I picked up these beauties:
Wow. Can you tell I was disappointed about the job? Where is the color?
Oh, well. These are really great fabrics. The zig zag stripe on the left is a ponte knit, but it's very light and drapey. I haven't made a final pattern selection, but I'm sure whatever I make out of this will be fabulous. The "leopard" print in the middle is also ponte, but it's very beefy and almost fleece-like on the inside. The print on the right is a poly knit.
Since the middle fabric is so beefy and warm, and since we will have a few more chilly days before spring, I decided to make that one up first. I've chosen Vogue 8682, an OOP Very Easy Very Vogue pattern:
I was originally thinking I'd use the long sleeves and the shorter skirt. But after holding the pattern tissue up, I realized that those "shorter" sleeves actually look more like the long sleeves on my little T-rex arms. I will need to make a muslin to check the sleeve length and to see if I need an FBA.
Interestingly, the pattern pieces revealed that there is a back shoulder dart on this pattern that is not evident on the technical drawing. Hmmm.
In other news, the Simplicity pants I teased about in the last post are almost done. I've been moving very slowly on them because there has been so much going on, and because, well... pants aren't that exciting. I'd much rather sew (and wear) pretty dresses.
How about you? Do you have any dresses on your cutting table? Any spring sewing plans?