One Pattern Seven Bloggers #3: Fabric

It's that One Pattern Seven Bloggers time of the week again readers and I'm letting out a big sigh of relief that this week I'm taking you through my fabric choice. A hideously busy work schedule has left me with no time for sewing lately, so I've not been able to perfect my muslin and I'm desperately hoping that I'll be able to catch up and meet the deadline...which is now only two weeks away...eeek!

Anyway, onto less scary things...FABRIC!!! Controversially, I think I've decided to go with my plum-coloured-heavy-eyelet-type fabric. I know it wasn't your favourite and it wasn't mine to begin with, but I think a heavier fabric will give the dress more stability and will work better for my pleats. I also think a block colour will be more flattering and will make my 1930s-style collar pop if I make it from the second fabric pictured. In case you're wondering, I'm hoping to use Casey's wonderful tutorial to help me on my way with the collar.

Make sure you take a peek at what the other girls have been up to for their One Pattern Seven Bloggers project:

Reana Louise has been poorly, but is confident she'll make up the time and meet the deadline - Curves, Patterns and Pins

Kat learns a valuable lesson or two - Petticoats & Peplums 

Rachel has mistaken a stroke of genius for cheating - My Messings

Jen is making good progress with her muslin and promises a pleats tutorial for next week - Pretty Little Pictures 

Amy takes us through her bargain fabric finds - Sewing Through the Motions

Sam updates us from Honolulu - All things quilty...and sewy 

Do stay tuned as next week we'll be posting about techniques we used and the week after is the big reveal... *squeal*!


  1. I like the eyelet! Fight the power! x

  2. Haha I love how we are all interested in the piping neckline! I think a scalloped collar would love seriously awesome on your dress, and I just love the contrasting fabric you have chosen. Can't wait to see how you do it! Sam xox