Or why planning and strategy, as important as they are, often go out the window when dealing with creativity
With the goal of becoming more organized and realistic about what I have time for, I recently had a blitz on my fabric stash. I got rid of some quilting fabric either because I had used it in so many projects that I felt I was stuck in a fabric rut with it, or it was an impulse sale purchase that I should have ignored (yes you, garish-but-not-cool lime green lantern patterned fabric!) I also said goodbye to a fair amount of my clothes-making fabric and unused patterns, because my plan was to focus on quilting.....UNTIL those nice ladies over at Pink Chalk posted this article about the April Rhodes Staple Dress on their wonderful blog! Needless to say, I put in an order for the pattern within seconds of finishing the article!
The dress is easy to sew, stylish and, best of all, hides a multitude of sins without forcing the wearer into kaftan territory. Take a peek at April's website to find out more about the dress and other patterns.
I am thinking Robert Kaufman chambray in a darker blue or maybe some Liberty cotton lawn with a nice Art Deco print. I should be thankful that I recently cleared some space in my stash!