Matchmaking: Fabric and Pattern

Somebody needs to take this fabric (from Pins-n-Needles' Sewing Emporium):

top hat fabric

Here it is at a different scale:

top hat fabric

And make this dress (from with it.

Vogue 4503


Wouldn't it look adorable with a red patent belt and flats? I love narrow dresses in linen-look fabrics. They're so elegant and summery. And I (as you know) am SO TIRED of winter. And inelegance, come to think of it.

To make it easier for you to fulfill my request, Jen at MOMSPatterns is having a sale — you save 20% off your order from RIGHT NOW until midnight EST Sunday, March 29, 2009. There are new patterns in the SALE section and she's listed tons and tons during the month of March …

0 thoughts on “Matchmaking: Fabric and Pattern

  1. I would have been happy to make just that dress from just that fabric if it hadn’t been snapped up already! gahhhh!I love just thinking about summer clothes – since it will be awhile before I can actually wear them.


  2. Oh great – after seeing the fabric, I am stuck with “Putting on the Ritz” playing over and over in my head.It is very cute though…


  3. I’m sorely tempted – but I already have such an intimidating stash of to-be-done patterns and fabrics… I will definitely get a tee-shirt though – and definitely turn it into a dress! But before that, I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog and to let you know I have picked it for an “honest scrap award”. You can find the details on my own blog: this is neither spam nor phishing…


  4. Yay, what an adorable combo! I love unexpected combos like a sophisticated dress with somewhat wacky patterned fabric. Hope someone takes you up on this, unfortunately my sewing skills would never do it justice.


  5. Wonderful fabric and wonderful dress, but a narrow dress in linen fabric, to me, spells wrinkles in the lap area.


  6. We are just getting into winter now, but i do think winter can have some elegance about it. But not as much as spring and summer.


  7. I can do the graphics sometime this week, set up to Spoonflower specs, and email them to you. How tall would you like the individual figures to be?


  8. Wow, Beth, what a fantastic offer! If you want to do that, I’ll host the files for download for everyone … I dunno about size, though. Three-quarters of an inch?


  9. I find it funny that for you, Winter is an “inelegance” – I’ve lived in Chicago for a year and I know EXACTLY what you mean, what with not being able to leave the house without looking like a puff-ball and still be freezing (only to remove the layers of puff and be covered in feathers from your jacket!).Here in Australia we look forward to winter, when people start to actually wear clothes, and everyone looks so smart and polished.


  10. Am I really the only person to think Its Raining Men when looking at that fabric???Id love to make a dress from that!


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