Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How do I choose?

I'm ignoring my sewing queue for the moment. Sure I need to hem two dresses and finish the collar on my second Sorbetto...maybe I do need to put buttons on my Violet...but I need to decide on which dress I want to make next.

Originally, I wanted to make a Crepe, but I can't decide on fabric. I want to make it more casual so that I can wear it more often. Austin is not a get-dressed-up type of town. Rarely do I need to wear anything more than a sundress to be considered "dressed up." Even then, I'm still overdressed.

Also, I really, really want to make a shirt dress. I have the Lisette Traveler dress and the Amy Butler Liverpool patterns. I don't know which one I like more.

This one?

Or this one?

I do know that I want this next dress to be either navy, brown or eggplant (or plum). I'm interested in solids not so much prints. I find that although I love a lot of the cotton prints I've seen, I would not want to wear them.

Most importantly, I want this to be a cheap project. These dresses require 3 - 5 yards of fabric, not including any lining (if I choose to use lawn or voile). I can't really afford to splurge on fabric that's $10+ a yard. In fact, if I can find nice fabric for around $5 a yard that would be ideal.

Argh. Decisions, decisions.

Time for bed. I'll obsess about this more tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. That is a hard choice. I too had big plans for the Lisette pattern that has yet to materialize and I have been itching to get the Liverpool but I always talk myself out of it. At least being in Texas we get to wear our summer gear longer.


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