On Friday I went to Jo-Ann’s to get some lightweight flannel plaid to make new pajama shorts for Eric.

Musings of a Seamstress - PlaidThis is the fabric that I picked.  It is 2 yards of the same fabric as I made his other pair out of just a different colorway and plaid weave.  He really likes the other pair and with it being so warm he needs another pair, so I need to get on that this week.

Then this happened.

Musings of a Seamstress - Chevron

I couldn’t help myself and found myself perusing the Red Tag fabrics which were 50% off their clearance prices.  This large navy and white chevron print stole my attention.  Then I felt it and discovered it is some sort of soft ITY stretchy knit.  I was a goner!  I had to have it and so 3 yards of this goodness came home with me.  Plus, I am participating in the Maxi Dress Sewalong that Amy and Ashley are hosting, so it will definitely get used this month.

S1804

Immediately I thought I wanted to make Simplicity 1804 view A, which I have made in the past.  I mostly wanted to make this pattern because the fabric is the same print just different colorways than the one on the pattern envelope.  That dress in that print is why I bought this pattern.  I love my other version, but do I really need two versions  of the same dress?

S1355

The other pattern I have been dying to make is S1355.  I want to make the jumpsuit but for this fabric I want to make the maxi dress.  Only I want to change the skirt portion.  I want to put the fabric on the fold instead of having a seam and a slit in center front.  This way I don’t have to do any print matching and I get a clean look in the front.  I also want to move the slits to each side seam so I still get the room for movement.  If I don’t use this fabric for this dress, I have two other Girl Charlee fabrics that would work well for this pattern too.

Now, I ask you all, which dress should I make?

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