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The pattern is only a quarter of the dress, really. A gown is made up of four parts: the pattern, the fabric, the making, as well as the wearing. If any type of are off, then you truly don’t have a whole gown — you have a fractional dress.

Lately I’ve been focusing more on the patterns than the other three parts. It’s not that I don’t have a huge sufficient material stash to clothe a small ZIP code, it’s more that I’m not discovering a match between the material I’ve got as well as the patterns I want to make.

For the gown I posted yesterday, I’m thinking of this vintage cotton fabric, which I bought last night on eBay, from someone in Sussex (and yes I’m getting slapped by both the exchange rate as well as the shipping however it’s still less than $10/yard):

I’m likewise thinking of this material (click on it to see the page), which has giant 6″ dandelions on it. It’s likewise offered in a cream/spice/garnet colorway however the photo there (at is very small, although their prices are better.

Now back to work so I can get some time to sew!

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