My relationship with Fabric Mart has turned into a case of secret lovers. (Yeah, that’s what we are). My husband has no idea how many times I’ve been seduced by one of their bajillion percent off TODAY ONLY email alerts. Or, how many round, soft packages I’ve stealthily swiped from our front porch or mailbox before he stepped outside. The sew-from-my-stash deal I made with myself a couple of months ago was broken (perhaps for life) the moment I knew there was a place on this earth that would offer silk tafetta for $4.99 a yard at a moment’s notice.
A few days ago, an email from my secret lover told me that all challis was 40% off, like right now. What? Wait. But, I’m in a meeting. What if all the good stuff is gone? I was all hot and bothered and I hadn’t even seen the selection. When I finally got a break, it took all of four minutes to find the happiest all-season rayon challis I’ve ever seen. CLICK. And, sold. The missing link to the stash of solids I’ve been acquiring was found.
You can tell I how pleased I am with my purchase by this rookie attempt at draping the uncut yardage.
Despite, my draped delusions of wrap bodices, I’ll probably let the print steal the show by sewing this up in a simple shift or maybe even the True Bias Southport dress (which is already printed, taped, and ready for a quick muslin). But, I’m open to distraction.
Whatever I make is going to be suitable for work or weekend. That’s what’s so awesome about this print…those splashes of black add sophistication to a print that might otherwise look like I’m fooling around with the painter. And, that’s not the kind of secret loving we need around here.
What would you make with 3 yards of this paint splatter rayon challis?