When it came to choosing fabric for the Swing Dress Sew Along, I decided that I wanted something in a bright fun color, maybe a little whimsy. After pacing the fabric store for a while (which is a large warehouse!) I settled on this lovely coral rayon with the perfect whimsical flowers printed on it.
I could picture myself wearing a lovely swing dress and camel colored T-strap heals (that would match the color of the flowers). It would be a great ensemble for work. I might even wear out for a date.
The day dream in my head was going just wonderfully. . . and then I washed my fabric.
After washing a small swatch of my fabric to see what it would look like, I no longer loved my fabric choice. You see, there are some slight wrinkles that the fabric was made with. They seamed slight and none bothersome, but after washing, it was evident that this wouldn't give me what I was looking for.
Have you ever heard of an iron? you might say. Well yes, but that is part of the problem. The lady at the store told me that this fabric doesn't take well to ironing and the fabric is suppose to have a wrinkle in it.
So I decided to go shopping again. This time I came out with a completely different (and slightly more expensive vision) I found a lovely navy wool. This time I could see a very polished look to take to work - perhaps with the same camel colored T-strap heals from the first vision. (Seriously, I don't know where this shoe vision is coming from, I don't own them and I haven't seen anyone wearing them, but it is oh so real in my head).
|Here is a picture of my navy wool, I had some difficulty capturing the true color picture form.|
|With the use of a flash, you can see the stripe detail better, but the color is very washed out.|
Oh too much confusion in my head. So I will cry out for help. Please let me know your thoughts. Do I go with the original fabric and hope that I can see past the wrinkles? Do I use this lovely wool, with or without a lining? Has anyone seen the shoes that I see in my head, where do I get them?
Your thoughts and opinions would make my day on this one!
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