Just before we were about to leave for Martha’s Vineyard, I received a package containing two new patterns which I’d been lusting after for a long time!
And pretty they sure are! I ordered the Belladone Dress because I love the back cut out and streamlined skirt of the dress and the Blouse Datura. I can see myself using up a lot of the cottons I have left over from making things for Dia. I didn’t blog about it but last year we went to Paris and what can I say. I am in LOVE! I love all things french now 🙂 Ok back to Deer & Doe.
So last night I traced off Datura and I even have the perfect fabric for it. I got this hand block printed fabric (all vegetable dyes! ) from India years ago. It’s the softest cotton ever. I have used a similar fabric in this top and I wear it all.the.time.
But, I needed a contrast fabric so I decided to check out my local fabric store – Quilter’s Way, right here in my town and right next door to a knitting store and a kitchen store. See where I am going with this… Yup, I came back home with a lot more stuff than I needed 🙂
I picked up these two basic cottons. Actually the maroon is quite cool with a slight tone on tone print. Donna, at the store was super helpful and I was able to find just the right fabrics.
Check it out. I am making the peter pan collar version. Black or Brown? Not sure…
Most of my fabric still comes from online stores but I sure am grateful for Quilter’s Way. The quilting manufacturers have actually started making really nice apparel quality fabrics and the prints are breathtaking. I’ve been using quite a few for Dia and starting to use for my clothing as well. Here are some photos I took there. I’ll write a full review on PatternReview soon too. Aren’t you dying for those polka dots? I AM!
Oh and Martha’s Vineyard, it was a blast. A perfect day! And this is one of the reasons I will never move 🙂