I picked out fabric for Vogue 8769! Your fabric suggestions on the original post were fantastic. I loved the idea of tweeds, of rich jewel tones of navy or blues, and of linens for summer. While I look forward to warmer days and light linen dresses, it’s still far from summer here! So for a wintery, early-spring dress, I chose a deep teal blue wool fabric.
Look – pretty! The photo doesn’t do it justice, as it’s a beautiful, rich shade of teal.
Since I’m planning to make the long-sleeved version, I’m going to underline the whole dress. It’s fine to wear a slip under a wool dress, but what about the sleeves? I’m not particularly sensitive to wool, but I thought a cotton batiste underlining would be softer and more comfortable to wear.
All that’s left to find? One fabulous button, to show off the tab detailing at the waist.
These last few posts have been short, as I’ve been preparing for my school presentation next week. Ever watch the TV show Dragon’s Den? (I love it, and try to watch it every week!) Well, that’s what my presentation is going to be like. I have to ‘sell’ my business plan to a group of community representatives. While I know my material inside and out, I’m way more comfortable writing than speaking! I’m thinking of videotaping myself and watching it back, just to see how I look. We have to pass the review panel stage before we can move on to Phase Two. Otherwise, we’re out of the program. (Yikes!)
It’s on Wednesday, so I’ll let you know how it goes!
PS. I love that so many of you have seen Strictly Ballroom and love it, too! You’re making me want to watch it again. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and happy sewing!