Monday, January 23, 2012

I did something scary today.

I went shopping for print fabrics! I have a really difficult time visualizing fabric on the bolt made into a garment. I just can't seem to do it without a lot of gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands, pulling of hair. You get what I mean. Am I the only one who has difficulty with this?

 I bought  Vogue 1247. I can't remember where I saw it for the first time, there have been so many people who have made it. It is a loose fitting top and looks perfect for summer wear.

After seeing Carolyn's post ( and the inside of the garment with all the intersecting seams, it might be better to make it in a print, just in case mine doesn't turn out as perfect as hers. Which frankly, is more than likely. Oh, hell it is a certainty. Anyway I bought two prints. What do you think?

This one has a cream background, with black, olive and gray.
The color is way off on this one, what looks white here is actually a medium gray.
The fabric is in the wash, and I am going to trace off the pattern. Then hopefully the dogs will cooperate and let me sew this afternoon and evening.  Wish me luck.

Gratuitous cute dog picture. 


  1. Oooh, that is terrifying! I suck (suck suck suck) at prints. (But then, I don't tend to wear them in ready-made, either...) Except for quilting prints, for some reason. Those make me go all squidgy and then I buy quilting fabric and have to figure out something to do with it...

    Good luck with the shirt! :)

    1. I don't wear prints too much either, mostly because they seem to date clothes the most. I know! about the quilting fabrics, fortunately I actually have a use for them, I make the husband's scrubs for work out of quilting fabric. Butch prints only of course. 8-Q

  2. I love prints, foolishly! I wish I sewed with more solids, maybe it wouldn't look I'm trying to hide pockets on a cheetah so often!

    1. I'm trying to work that out visually. Oh. There. Got it.

  3. Thanks for the mention! I know you will do an amazing job with this beautiful fabric... good luck with those seams! It is a gorgeous pattern.. and I am halfway through the skirt too, I hope you get to make this too!