To kick off the winter blues, I have started sewing summer clothes.
Pattern: Style 114 of May 2009 Burda Magazine
First I made a muslin with a cotton poplin from my stash. The sizing turned out perfect, and the fabric turned out really cute for $1/yard, so I decided to finish it up.
The fabric I used for the actual dress came from an online store in Japan called Soleil. It is a herringbone cotton with a gauzy texture. Everything is in Japanese on the store site, but you can click around to see what they carry. They have nice linen, double gauze, knit, among others. There is also a "gallery" where customers can upload pictures of what they made with what they have purchased from the store here. I get a lot of inspiration and ideas there, and also have a better feel of what the fabric might look like. It is a great place to find new blogs to follow also. If you see anything you like, click on the house shaped logo on the upper right corner, and it will take you to their blogs.