My perfect fabric…
I have this cotton sateen fabric in the most perfect blue color. When I was in New York, I spent something like 3 hours at Mood Fabrics. I just soaked in all of the colors, prints, notions – everything. I bought some yardage (actually meterage- they easily helped me convert from meter to yard. Such a nice staff!).
One of the fabrics I bought was the mentioned cotton sateen. The blue is as close to Majorelle Blue (that I encountered in Marrakech) as I´ve seen on a fabric. It´s perfect! I originally thought of making a pair of shorts from it, then I went ahead and made a pair of blue shorts out of old scraps instead. So, I´ve been envisioning a lovely blue dress with a white lace appliqué for a while now. Sadly, I don´t have enough fabric for the dress. Which got me thinking again.
The dream dress.
Simplicity 1995, view 1, an alternative to the dream dress. This one I have enough fabric for.
What is the best way of using a precious fabric? Is it to make something fantastically beautiful of it (read party dress), or make an everyday garment so that I can enjoy the color of the fabric more often? Lately I have been leaning towards solution number two, to make something I´ll wear a lot. Like a pencil skirt or a pair of pants, for instance.
Another alternative- make a basic pencil skirt I know I´ll use a lot! (This one is Burdastyle 02-2011-107)
What do you think? Do you have something extra precious in your stash that you don´t know what to do with?
Random pic of roses in a matching color.