There we were in the remnants section of Vogue Fabrics. The massive, overwhelming, chock-full-of-deals remnants section. Apparently Gail and I share the same great tastes, because we each spied a piece of the same lightweight cotton at about the same time:
Isn't it pretty? It's railroaded, so this pattern is on both selvages. There was 1.5 yards for each of us, and we quickly made a plan to do one of them creative co-blog thingies that are so popular with the kids today.
I somehow also ended up with a lightweight pink-and-cream sweaterknit and a midweight chambray--don't ask me how it happened!
Anyway, the next question is ... what to make?! I've pretty much narrowed it down to Simplicity 2886:
The pattern calls for more than 1.5 yards, so this is gonna involve some finagling. But I have a nice aqua sateen to use as contrast, and I'm gonna give it a shot. This will be my first dress ever! So I'll be doing a wearable muslin and everything. I'm excited! Can't you tell from this pic?
|This is my oh-god-I-broke-my-pledge-and-now-there's-PROOF face.|
Also check out Gail's hand-knit summer sweater--simple and beautiful. She wrote today about what she's planning to make. Go read it!