On my cutting table right now. I am back from Quilt Market (photos on my Instagram) and working on a sample of the Modern Babydoll Dress for my Summer Dresses e-course. I’m working my way through all the variations I’ve dreamed up so I can share them with my class, and it’s giving me an excuse to cut into some fabrics I would otherwise have hoarded for…oh, I don’t know, FOREVER. Like this double-gauze, which is delicious like butter. I’m getting ready to add the bias tape treatment to the neckline, using a really obnoxious yellow quilting cotton that just happens to match flawlessly.
Almost every version of this dress I have made so far has all French seams, and they are so fun to play with. In a fabric with this weight, they’re such a perfect option, since it ravels so easily and is so lightweight. Just perfect for summer. And making me so glad I didn’t try to stuff this fabric into my (already overflowing) cabinet and never ever use it–so much funner to sew with it and get to show it off by wearing it, rather than keeping it locked up and forgotten.
What fabric have you been hoarding shamelessly all this time, wanting to cut into it but not quite being able to bring yourself to do it? What would it take for you to finally take the plunge? It would be totally fun to jump off the cliff together and have a gorgeous *something* to show for it later!