Wedding Guest Dress Update II: Fabric Found
This past week kind of got away from me due to bad weather (flooded car) and family highs (birthdays and successful surgeries) and lows (deaths and bad attitudes). I only got as far as finding the fabric for the Wedding Guest Dress. Luckily, I didn't have to order it online. I found the perfect plum at Joanne's in the suiting section. It's a poly-blend bengaline that has a bit of spandex for stretch and a bit of rayon for a smooth hand. It was $9.99 USD a yard and I bought four yards of it. I also had a coupon and saved a little moolah which is always nice. Later in the week I picked up ten yards of muslin as I was completely out and I was able to get that at a discount too; only paid $26 USD for the whole bolt. The yellow-plaid is a wool-poly blend I've had for years and it's the fabric for the second dress I mentioned in the last post.
I'm hoping, if there are no surprises, I'll be able to sew a mock-up of at least the plum dress by tomorrow. My trip is in two weeks and I know how quickly that can sneak up on me so I want to get the dress done by the end of the week at the latest and finish its petticoat that weekend. For now it will have to go unlined but I plan on lining it with some fun printed habotai later when I have the time. It'd be nice if I can find the time (and the habotai I want) before the trip, but I won't hold my breath.
I hope your week has been pleasant and that you're enjoying a beautiful weekend.