While going through my stash this weekend to see if I had enough fabric to make 'The Flasher Coat' - can you believe that sucker requires nearly four plus yards/metres of fabric?! Needless to say, I didn't have any luck, but I did come across 3 metres of this fabulous winter-weight fabric.
I found it at Spotlight several years ago and when I spied it on the discount table, I knew I had to have it. Just look at all those crazy colours! Aren't they wonderful! It would be perfect for a vintage dress of some description. I can't recall the exact price - even though I tend to leave the receipt in the folds of the fabric so I know much is there - but I'm pretty sure it was less than $5 a metre.
I've chosen this late 1940s Vogue dress and it's already been cut out, the edges have been finished, and I'm now ready to start construction. As you can see, it's a fairly simple design; I figure there's no point wasting my energy on fancy details that will only get lost in the print. Plus, after my frustrations with the 1950s top, I needed a project that wouldn't be too taxing on the ol' brain.
Back to the fabric...
Opinions in our house are divided - Mdblm hates it with a passion, he says it's ugly, but I on the other hand adore it whole-heartedly.
What say you dear readers: Is it ugly as sin or insanely awesome?
I'd love to hear your views.
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