April 7, 2010

New projects

I received few things in the mail.

First 3 Vogue patterns I mentioned.

Then a silk jersey from Ebay seller, Organic Fabrics.

Such a pretty pattern!!!!

But it's actually a little thinner than I expected. I was going to make a dress using Vogue pattern 1091. I'm not sure if it'll work out. And I guess each pattern piece was a little bigger than I expected. I wanted to use the circle (?) motif in the middle to show in the middle of my dress, but it doesn't look like I can... (it would be too short)
I'm planning to cut the fabric in half, and place it back & front. We'll see how it goes...

I also ordered fabrics for my other Vogue patterns from http://www.fabric.com/.

For Rebecca Taylors Vogue 1152, I got a solid plum-red (YUM!) reversible crepe fabric.I wish it was silk crepe, but no, it's polyester. But it's reversible and back side is satin. I thought it was perfect for this dress.

I was reading few reviews on this pattern, and everybody mentioned how low the v-neck is.I thought I would just make it, and wear a camisole underneath.But I think I'm gonna attempt to bring up the v-neck so I can just wear the dress on its own. I mean, that's one of the reason why we sew... so because we can adjust it to however we want it, right?

Then for Vogue 8379, I got brown/beige flower patterned ITY knit. I was debating if I want something subtle, or something bold... Then ended up going with subtle.

Aaaagh, I'm such a chicken when it comes to clothes now!!!!I used to wear whatever...

but now I seem to settle on something conservative.

And when I see other people wearing bold clothes, I always want them!!!

www.fabric.com was pretty good.

Their price is cheap (about $6/yd for the fabrics I chose), and shipping is about $4-7 (and up) depending on how much you spend.

But if you spend more than $35, s/h is free.

My s/h was about $7, but I found a 25% off coupon code which turned out to be about $7, so it voided the s/h cost.

I don't mind that!! I think I'll be ordering from them again! :)

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