So I thought I was done with the hard part --- drafting the pattern and getting it to fit. But no, not quite! Choosing the best fabric is turning out to be quite a challenge. In fact, I'm feeling paralyzed by it.
When I initially embarked on this Quick Turn Dress journey, I thought I had the perfect fabric:
However, as commented by Little Cotton Dresses, this dress would really look best with a solid fabric rather than a print.
So I looked around and found this beautiful silk/wool twill-like fabric that is a charcoal gray on one side and black on the other. It isn't has heavy as it looks --- in fact it's pretty lightweight.
But I'm wondering if it is too "suit-like" for such a feminine design. I really like JoanneM's suggestion of a black linen (I love black too!) or perhaps a cotton sateen. The fabric definitely needs body to carry off the quick turn look. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
For those of you who asked, I can read and speak Japanese, so knowing the language has been helpful in deciphering the Pattern Magic books. However, the diagrams are really good and if you have knowledge of basic flat pattern drafting and manipulation, I think the projects are do-able without having to read the text. That said, I would be more than happy to help with any specific translation questions.
Regarding moulage, there is a CD book by Kenneth King that is supposed to be excellent. My course instructor used it for the class and classmates who bought the CD said the instructions were clear.
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