Crescent Sew-Along #3: My Fabric Choice

Hey everyone! Remember your suggestion about using a solid fabric for the next Sew-Along, so you can see the construction steps better? Well, I heard you!

I’ve picked a fabric that has a distinct right and wrong side, that’s (mostly) solid coloured, and that isn’t shiny. You’ll be able to follow along with the sewing steps easily, without being distracted by shiny, busy prints!

Need to catch up? We’re still in the preparation stage of the Sew-Along, so there’s lots of time to join in the fun!

Here’s my fabric selection for the Sew-Along:

It’s 100% cotton, and I love the fun red print. The price was right, too, at $4.98/metre!

It photographs easily, which will be great for the Sew-Along steps. Red and turquoise look great together!

Want to know more about the fabric? Here’s a shot of the selvage.

I’m really happy with my fabric choice. It’s so fun!

Whenever I get into a fabric store, I’m instantly drawn to the prints and bright colours. I can totally see myself wearing this skirt. With a navy-and-white striped tee, for a casual weekend look. Or a soft turquoise ruffled Pendrell blouse? And when in doubt, a basic white tee is fresh and crisp for summer!

You know you’ve made the right call, when you’re planning outfits already! (And how cute will it look on my bike?!)

Do you like my fabric choice? Think it will be easy to follow the Sew-Along with this fabric? What would you pair a bright red skirt with?

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13 Responses to Crescent Sew-Along #3: My Fabric Choice

  1. Alexandra April 7, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    I LOVE this fabric! I’m hoping to buy my fabric this weekend, and am looking for something very similar to this, but maybe navy instead of red – I’m a bit too scared of bright colours – Something I should really get over I think!

  2. Virginie April 7, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Hello, just droping a wee comment to say that even though I’m not participating in the sew-along (although I wish but Will be away so cant) I’m reading along and have started following your blog a few weeks back. Also looking forward to your new patterns in the shop ^_^ Smile, Virginie

  3. msmodiste April 7, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    That’s going to be so darling. I’ve decided to use a rather cute floral I bought years ago, before I’d heard the “don’t use quilting cotton!” admonitions. I’m so excited to finally use it!

  4. Sewingdina April 7, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I love your fabric. I have bought a bright green linen/cotton blend for my skirt. Your picture reminds me that I forgot to buy a zip. Oops!

  5. Val April 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    LOVE those colors! My daughter would definitely head to that one in the store…
    I’ve been finding that most of the things I make are patterned. Makes it at times hard and other times easy to mix and match for outfits. Oh well, I’m drawn to what I’m drawn to, right?

  6. Mav April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    I had a nagging feeling today that I forgot to do something and I couldn’t figure out what until a few minutes ago when I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t checked your blog this morning! Your blog is so great that I can’t help looking forward to your daily installments…Anyway, as loserish as I sound, just wanted to share. BTW that’s a cute fabric choice.

  7. Marie April 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Your fabric is truly great…love it! I also wanted to say a big ‘thanks’ for my pattern, which arrived today even though I only ordered it late last week! Can’t wait to pick out a fabric and for us to get started!

  8. Reana April 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Yes, it’s wonderful fabric! Navy stripes would look lovely. So would a loose off white blouse, or maybe a mustardy/muted gold(ish) yellow? And you can totally wear it for Christmas! Well it might be too cold but you’re always welcome to come to Australia for a Summer Christmas :)

  9. Lauren April 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Where did you get the fabric???

  10. Corinne April 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    What a nice fabric for your skirt. I would choose a knit top such as Simplicity 2364 with the great neckline detail for summer. White would be nice or try to match the turquoise. Perfect for a bike ride.

  11. Funnygrrl April 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Beautiful choice. Red and turquoise are gorgeous together.
    I’m looking forward to catching up on the sew along after my vacation.

  12. Caroline April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Oh I love that fabric! I’ve been dithering for ages over what to choose but I think I finally picked one here: I too have picked a quilting cotton after your post saying it’s ok!! Really looking forward to getting started!

  13. annesohippie April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I like your blog and your creations. I read your blog for quite some time but I never dared to write something…

    I like your fabric!! I like bright colors! I can see it in a skirt with ribbon blue / green (like the ground) on the edge of the skirt and at waist level.

    I started sewin with vintage patterns! but I have a small problem: I don’t know how shorten a sewing pattern fits.. can you help me? or where can I find an explication?

    thank you