Very sixties don't you think? I'm not totally feeling these exact fabrics. I'd still like to go to some of the antique shops around here and see if I can't find anything that would suit better, but it's a start. I'm falling more in love with goldish fabric A up there every day. We have several massive paintings with gold frames that will have to go in our dining room so a gold set of draperies would be nice.
I never EVER imagined myself with a formal dining room. I actually abhor the idea of having unused rooms in a house, but then I never imagined I would be dating a southern man with a house full of antique southern furniture either. So, I'm adapting. I've decided that I can live with a formal dining room if we use it. So, we'll be having a lot of people over for dinner from now on. That and I've decided to demand eating in our dining room every Sunday for Sunday Dinner. It's a little tradition of mine. I always make dinner on Sunday, no matter what. If you don't make a nice meal on Sundays when else will you have the time?
Well, with my back in full recovery I've decided to plan my next project as I finish up the Magenta Dress. My lovely Dressmaker 230 Sewing machine is starting to die on me. This might mean an expensive repair which I am dreading. I think she needs some oiling, but she's so well built I can't seem to get her apart. Might be finishing this project up on my Husqvarna Emerald 118. Sure Husqvarna doesn't have the vintage charm of Dressmaker, but at least she has a light that works and her threading assembly is actually on her front instead of strangely placed on the side.
While I was shopping for bias tape yesterday morning to hem Magenta Dress, I happened upon some swimsuit fabric. I have never made a swimsuit before, and seeing as I have an easy swim suit pattern in my pattern stash I thought maybe I'd give it a go once Magenta Dress was completed.
Behold McCalls 8023!!
1980s-tacular. Yay or Nay on this one? Haven't bought the fabric yet so I'm still up for suggestions here. As for fabric I found a super cute teal with white polka dot stretch Lycra that looked something like this at the store for $8.50 a yard.
I forgot to take a picture of the cute fabric at the store, so this is actually a picture of a similar print I had floating around. (Please excuse bad lighting/fuzzy focus. This is totally a cellphone picture.)
I also found some great retro inspired nylon lycra prints on fabric.com. They're a bit pricey, but considering I only need about 1 yard per suit I might be able to get away with these. The problem happens when I try to include the coordinating wrap in my $25.00 and I do want a wrap.
16.95 per yard
9.98 per yard
9.98 per yard
16.98 per yard
Then I stumbled across some gorgeous Nylon Spandex Blend prints over at HartsFabric.com
$17.99 per yard
12.99 per yard
12.99 per yard