(Are you admiring my Target Liberty of London duvet cover too?)
So after some debating, and a chat with a fellow bike fashion buddy, I looked again at the JoAnn Fabrics website.
It’s an Indonesian batik print, full of blues and some gray, and some olive-brown-bronze color that is really great. It just “speaks” to me as a fabric appropriate to this dress pattern. It is so much more interesting, yet muted, complex, and seems like it will be very versatile. I can wear either my grey Merrell Bicycling heels or my bronze heeled sandals! Love having options.
It’s being washed now so I can iron it and take it to work tomorrow, to take advantage of the lovely large cutting table, I mean, work room table. Since I won’t be watching Germany play Spain for Sunday’s Euro Cup 2012 finale (%$#@@$*), I will have time to get started on this dress.
PS – this did end up being a pricey design choice though. The fabric I’d seen on the website was on sale, but naturally the one I wanted was not, at $12.99 a yard. Four yards, plus lining, interfacing, thread, and a zipper, means that this dress so far costs me $72, plus the cost of the pattern. I won’t include the first fabric – hopefully I’ll find something to do with that next!