SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
Two weeks ago, I stopped in my favorite fabric shop, Fulton Fabrics, just to browse their fabrics. The store was super crowded, but I was killing time and as I browsed, I lucked up on a few pieces of fabric and waited my turn for cutting. Of course, decided to squeeze past the other customers to get to the back of the store and see what else they had.
One woman was guarding a black bolt of fabric for dear life and of course, my interest is on high alert. She told the second cutter to give her 6 cuts in 2 yd increments and I cut in (pun intended) and asked if that was knit. She said yes, but abruptly turned back to the cutter. My response... alllllrighty then, and as the first cutter was approaching me I asked him what kind of fabric is that, pointing to the back, we walk back together and he told me it was neoprene.
As I schlepped the fabric to the cash register I was smitten with the butter smooth texture yet spongy feel and the recovery as I pinched & pulled the fabric between my fingers. When I got to the cash register, I asked the owner if…Continue
McCalls 7121, which is a pullover dress with front v-neckline, back bodice variations, elasticized waist, length variations and the maxi has front slit option.
After posting about my fabulous day at The Met, I was compelled to create a Thru The Looking Glass inspired dress. As I'd mentioned in this post, the exhibit had me stunned and speechless. The exhibit was a beautiful way to show culture through fashion. I was so inspired by all that I read and observed, I thought, there must be something in my fabric stash that would somewhat represent thru the looking glass, yet simple enough to wear to work.
I didn't have to look far, I had a printed sheer polyester that I'd purchased from Fulton Fabrics that was initially destined for a pullover blouse. That was dashed when I decided to use McCalls 7121, unlike my first version, I went against the grain of the fabric suggested, which is Jersey, Interlock, or Cotton knit.