Fifth Dress Fabric Selection

.....Guess who's ordering more fabric on line without ordering a swatch first?  OOOH!  Pick me!  Pick me!  If you pick me, then you will be RIGHT!  No, I do not learn from my mistakes.  I am so stubborn.

And while I didn't seem to be able to find the time to order swatches, I did find plenty time fritter away pouring over fabric at Purl Soho.  I knew is was bad when I was reading design*sponge and I could pick out the fabric designer in the "Live In: Last of the Mohicans" post without peeking.  (It's Windham.  Naturally.)

I found a few little numbers that I like and have narrowed it down to three.  I would love your input (What, you haven't voted enough this week?).  I have no even begin to consider the contrasting fabric for the sash.  More fabric fun to be had!  In no particular order, for your consideration:

OPTION 1:  Green Webs and Butterflies.

And I'm shocked!  S.H.O.C.K.E.D. at how much I like this fabric.  It's so stinking cute and the color is great.  I'm a littler nervous that I'm drawn to it simply because it looks so similar to the color in the dress photo, but I think it will be striking.  Decisions!!!!

OPTION 2: Purple Grain.

I don't know if I necessarily love this fabric for this project, but I do love this fabric.  A dress will be made in this some day.  Do you think it should be today?  I really feel like I can't stop at a dress though.  I would love a shirt in this, too.  And pajamas.  And maybe even a couch.

OPTION 3: Dogwood in Lake.

It's a pretty heavy lean towards this fabric...but don't pick it because it's safe!  I'm a little worried it's too safe, but it would be the most perfect color combination to enter the Mouras household: Matt's favorite green plus navy.  I've been told navy makes my eyes pop, and who doesn't love that?

So, go forth and help me make a decision. 


  1. Aw, shucks. I'm blushing. And yet so excited at the same time! Looking forward to learning all kinds of mad new skillz, yo. I'm going to have your numbers on speed dial by the end of the month.

  2. The first one! The first one! I think the thin lines of the pattern will look better with the fullness of the kimono.

  3. I really like the last choice -- I think it would be gorgeous with that style dress. However, I do have to admit the butterfly/web fabric also is eye-catching and would be nice. It's like a preppy goth. Cute little butterflies...but they're all going to die as they fly into the webs. Am I the only one thinking that?

  4. I just found your blog! I think the 12 dresses in 12 months concept is awesome. I was looking for a way to motivate myself to sew and perhaps setting a similar time-based goal is it. By the way, I vote Option 3: Dogwood in Lake.

  5. Megan....can I sew two?

    Kat...I love it! Now that will be exactly what I'm thinking.

    FairLadyofCardigan....sounds like a sew-er name to me, and yes the calendar helps me a lot. The briskness of it helps to assuage my guilt of avoiding muslins, too. :)

  6. Darn, wish I had checked in earlier. I would have voted for the butterflies. Maybe that will be a spring choice?
    Love, Mom


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