Friday, January 20, 2012

Listening to the Fabric...




Hello, sweet thing! You are the prettiest wool I've ever seen, yes you are! Who's a pretty girl? Who's a pretty girl? That's right... You! I've been dying to find the perfect lace to an overlay with, and there you were yesterday, just sitting on the shelf at Haberman's, waiting for me to take you home! You and your ivory wool already fused with a cotton lace, just to make my life easier, too! Did I take the lime green underlay? No, ma'am! I took the ivory and black, for a classic color combo. Thankfully you were on sale too, but with my birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, I probably would've bought you anyway! A yard and a half of 60" wide could be lots of things, so please tell me... Whisper it in my ear. Do you want to be a skirt?


Kind of boring, but very useful. Maybe. How about a jacket? A nice Chanel number with some pretty black lace and trim along the edges?


Ooh... Now, you're talking! Mommy likey that look! Or perhaps a simple, but elegant sheath dress?


Easy to dress up with jewelry for a night on the town, or dressed down with a black cardi for work. I did buy some of that black wool cashmere yesterday, too for a nice simple jacket that would match!


What to do, what to do with a fabric like you? The extra lace hanging loose along your selvages are screaming to be put to good use, which just makes my wheels spin more...


Being a mid-weight slightly heavier than a suiting, I can do any of these pieces. The skirt seems like a waste, in my opinion you're just to pretty to get noticed more! I really like the idea of edging you in bias strips of black organza with a pretty braided trim centered inside for the prettiest Chanel jacket! Then again, you are so very similar to the awesome lace overlay dresses that Kate Middleton wears, that I feel the urge to go in that direction, feeling like a Duchess myself! Decisions, decisions... What does my readership think? Skirt, jacket, or dress???

22 comments:

L said...

LOL. Your 'who's a pretty girl' line made tea come out my nose. You probably didn't need that visual, but, whatareyagonnado? =)

I would love to see you work your jacket magic on this one.

Jenny said...

Dress! Definitely dress.

Linda said...

I think it is saying make me into a dress. Gorgeous fabric!!!

KathleenS said...

For me, definitely a sheath dress, but you sound pretty keen on the jacket option too and you'd probably get more use out of it.

prttynpnk said...

As a gal that hears fabric, too.....I say dress!

KID, MD said...

*drools* I'm not sure you could go wrong with that gorgeous fabric. I'm leaning toward jacket, but I may have jacket fever at the moment. A dress would be wearable year round... Seriously gorgeous.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

DRESS, DRESS, DRESS, DRESS, DRESS!

Bunny said...

What a score! I think anything would be wonderful but a jacket could probably give you the most bang for your buck. But who wants to be practical here?

Irene said...

Oh, that's absolutely gorgeous! I vote - dress. Whatever you make, it'll be stunning.

patsijean said...

DRESS!

Dana said...

Love the dress but I'm a practical kind of gal - SKIRT. Dress it up, dress it down you'll get more use out of it.

AllisonC said...

No surprise from me - definitely a dress.

Jane M said...

ooooh, I'm drooling on my laptop over this amazing fabric. I think the dress would be fabulous.

Patty said...

I like the dress idea, but also think you would get more mileage from a skirt. L.O.V.E that fabric, and may just need to take a drive over to Haberman's to see if you left any on the bolt! :-)

Gail said...

I think a dress would be ideal. I also like the idea of a skirt, but wouldn't do a jacket which seems a mature look.

sewingkm said...

I vote for a jacket but whatever you make will be special.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow, that is stunning fabric.

Anonymous said...

Dress, strapless sheath dress. You can put a crisp white mantailored cotton blouse under the dress and add a cardi or jacket in black or whatever. Bill Blass used a strapless dress style as a jumper once, made in menswear. Divine.
You have officially given me fabric envy.

Alice

BeckyMc said...

DRESS! But the jacket is tempting.

Anonymous said...

Your jacket idea sounds so nice, but this special girl definitely deserves to be a DRESS.

I really think that you'll get a ton of use out of it -- who needs a boring old skirt! Dress it up or down (edgy!) -- I think a sheath maybe with cap sleeves is the way to go.

Nina

window dressing said...

I would say dress also. Yup. Definately.

window dressing said...

I would say dress also. Yup. Definately.