March 9, 2010

It's Coming...

... in the mail! Just like they used to get mail order patterns!

I have enough of this fabric to sew the dress, but maybe it would look better in something else, since technically that's a quilter's cotton, and rather an odd print for a dress. I not too fond of that fabric much, either. Right now I'm thinking a solid color dress-weight cotton. In green, or perhaps a nectarine or brown. I'm such a wimp when it comes to clothing - I'm sure this would be really cute in a large, bright print, but I'm too scared to try it.

Ah, well. We'll see. Any suggestions?


  1. Mail order from where? :-)

    Actually, I think you could get away with a large pink pattern very nicely, just make sure it is more like this,

    I can't wait to see it! I really need to find more time to sew, but i'm saving for a DSLR, so there isn't much extra money for fabric anyway. :-(
    and not like this


  2. Well, I'm actually getting two of the same pattern, one from Ebay and one from Etsy. It's a long story, but I'll be putting one up on Etsy, I think. Marian Martin is an old mail order brand, if that was your question. My guess is that they had catalogs they ordered from.

    Oh, I like that first fabric! A camera is a great thing to be saving for - I am too! I just don't know what kind, yet. What kind are you looking at?

    After thinking about it more, I might just make a dress in the quilter's fabric, first. If I like it, great, I don't need to buy more fabric! If not, well, I can garden in it or cut it into an apron or something, and make one out of a different fabric.

    Wow, words to describe the Hello Kitty fabric fail me. Hah!

  3. I like how you say "nectarine" fabric. Such a pretty color. I think this would be a great choice.

    Just kidding! Whatever material you pick is fine with me. You have my approval -- which of course I know you TOTALLY covet, right. :P I'm kidding. Always kidding. Except when I'm serious -- which I am not, at least not right now.

  4. Oh, yay... the link did come through on my last comment ("this") --not sure if it would... haha... you don't have to post this comment, Kara, just wanted to say that.... :D Nectarines remind me of kumquats!

  5. I'm looking at a Canon EOS Rebel XSi, but I'm still doing research. What about you?