Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fabric for the CSC Wrap Dress Sewalong

I am just so excited about this Sewalong I can't stand it.  If you haven't already heard, the Curvy Sewing Collective is hosting it's first Sewalong and the best part is you can make any wrap dress that your heart desires.

As I contemplated this Sewalong, I wanted to make sure that I wasn't just sewing to be a part of the Sewalong.  I wanted to make sure that I am going to be sewing something that I am going to use.  I thought about what needs I am going to be having in the next few months, and how I can make this dress fill those needs.

There is an outdoor wedding in late October which will be pretty chilly here in Indy.  And then of course all the holidays will be upon us, and I know that I will need a go to dress for those events as well.  With all those events in mind, I went looking for fabric.  I am not great at searching for fabric online.  I am a very tactile person and I need to actually feel the fabric.  So I headed out to my local Hancock fabric.  After perusing a multitude of fabrics, I found the perfect ponte for this dress.

Such Luxury!

With a beautiful back like that I may make sure it peaks out on occasion!

It drapes beautifully and is sooooo soft!

Luckily it is also available online here.  The photo online doesn't do it justice nor do my photos.  It is a rich Christmas red scroll on a black background, and the fabric has great texture.  The back of the fabric is solid red but you can still see that there is scroll work on the front.  I love it.  It is a perfect weight and I won't have to add the lining.

So I am wondering, have any of you picked out your fabric for the Sewalong yet?


  1. I'll be sewing along! I've got my pattern and my fabric but not the extras like seam tape and the double needle yet. I've time yet for those. I'm a beginner so expect I'll learn tons :)

    1. I think it is going to be a really fun and insightful sewalong! Which pattern are you going to use, Nita?

  2. I'd like to follow you but don't see where to sign up for that...maybe because I'm on my iPad?

    1. I am still getting up and running with this blog, so forgive me. I added the email follow at the top. Still working to get some of my other gadgets up and running.