Next up will be cutting out my new fabric for the SF Inspired dress and working on it this weekend. New fabric as in I figured out what took my eyes off my obsession with this dress. The Fabric Mart fabric while amazing is a small houndstooth weave and the designer dress uses a larger houndstooth. As I've seen more pictures of celebrities wearing this dress, my original fabric was just not working for me.
So I left work reasonably on time last night and hurried over to Mood Fabrics where I picked up this piece from the wool department on the 2nd floor.
I also saw the most amazing printed wool jersey piece that I left behind but the thought of it is torturing me...so I see another trip to Mood in my future! *LOL* Anyway, now that I've got the right fabric, I will start working on this one this weekend too...because this will be one of my last long sewing weekends for awhile and I want to get the most out of it!
One more inspiration photo...
...I have an idea for this dress, based of course on my TNT dress pattern, that involves a little houndstooth trim (yes, I have houndstooth on the brain!!!) and an awesome piece of fabric that I bought from Fabric Mart. I may or may not get to this one, but it will be next up in the sewing queue if I don't.
Speaking of inspiration, this list appears in an article in the November 2011 issue of O Magazine. I definitely want to add a few of these pieces (especially the graphic black & white sheath dress) to my fall/winter wardrobe...now I just have to find the time to sew them...
...as always, more later!