Yesterday afternoon I went on a field trip to choose some fabric for my Pendrell Blouse as the sew-along starts next week. After ducking into Textile Traders and coming out empty handed, we carried on down the road to Spotlight.
Tasia suggests “slippery, shifty fabrics like silk or polyester charmeuse, chiffon, rayon challis, crepe de chine” for the blouse. I ended up (due to my mum’s bad influence) getting two fabrics – the first one below is some kind of chiffon I think and the second is a lightweight silky satin (both mostly polyester I think).
This one will need to be worn with a cami underneath, you can see how see through it is in the above photo – you can see the white selvedge. This fabric was on Sale – $3 a metre and as it’s a wide one I only needed 1.8 metres, topped off with a 10% birthday discount – so the total fabric cost was $4.86 + $2.41 for thread.
.Here is the second fabric:
All in all, a very successful sewing trip! I can’t wait for the sew-along to start.
However, first I have an important decision to make – I’m not sure which views I’m going to make out of the fabric. I definitely want to make Vew A, but I’m not sure about which fabric. I’m also not sure about the ruffled version… when I had ruffles on my JJ I removed them because they didn’t come out well after washing, I’m worried the same will happen again with this. So – opinions please?