Monday, August 26, 2013
One Pattern, Seven Bloggers - Inspiration
Wowzers guys, thanks so much for all of the support for this challenge! It would seem you are possibly even more excited about it than we are!! So today I thought I'd share my Macaron fabric combination with you.
I didn't go into this challenge with this specific combination in mind. In fact, I really had no idea what I was going to make my Macaron with. I normally have some idea when doing these kinds of challenges, but for some reason, this time I just had no idea (even though this has been on my 'To Make' list ever since it came out!)
As it happened, I literally stood in the fabric store staring at their range for about an hour, um-ing and ah-ing, looking a bit dazed and confused, picking up bolts, putting them back and just generally having no idea what I was actually going to buy.
I found the blue and white large gingham cotton drill first, luckily there was just enough fabric left on the bolt to squeeze the main sections of the dress out. Once I had made up my mind about the main body, it was quite obvious I'd need to go with a white for the contrasting yolk and sleeves. But I didn't want to go with just any white. It needed to be a little bit interesting. So I found this lovely pin tucked white cotton that I thought quite nicely and subtly mirrored the gingham drill.
I ended up underlining the yolk and sleeves with another thin white cotton from my stash so that it wouldn't be too see through, but over all, I'm really happy with my chosen fabrics.
When I started cutting out my pattern though, I realised the white yolk cotton squares weren't really very 'square' or evenly distributed and I also seemed to have conveniently forgotten how annoying working with plaids can be. But I am really proud of my finished dress and managed to get most of the pattern matching up.
Do you ever get overwhelmed in fabric stores and just stand there staring? I hope I'm not the only one :)
And remember, there is still time to enter the amazing giveaway over here if you haven't already!