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