Thank you so much for coming to my aid. The vote was almost unanimous ! 40 to 1 for the navy/ print combo ! My dress is well under way and I'm really liking it.And those side panels are really slimmimg too.
Tut asked where I get my lovely fabrics and the answer is mostly Fabricville , their online fabrics are limited ) a big chain store in eastern Canada. Its counterpart in Ontario and western Canada is called Fabricland
I do buy fabrics occasionally online but with the high cost of shipping these days in this country, I've decided not to do that anymore. I also go to Montreal every couple of years to shop for fabric on Rue St. Hubert and just recently , I was lucky enough to shop for fabric in Paris in the Montmartes district I'll identify those fabrics as I use them ,which will be soon.
Now about Fabricville. I have to give the buyers a lot of credit because in the last two or three years ,
they've really stepped up their game.Among the many really wonderful collections, I've found great pieces including the beautiful textured knit for this skirt .
Simon Chang, a popular Canadian designer used this very fabric in his fall collection for this vest. .
Last winter, I found the popular quilted look knit that Marcy Tilton also carried and made this coat.
And look at this gorgeous textured leather look bought a couple of years ago.
The scuba knit for this dress also came from Fabricville.
This year, there is a really nice quality collection of medium weight rayon jersey that I've bought but haven't used yet. And if it's knits you want there are many. Some are textured like this
..some are sweater knits like this and this collection has many choices for colours.
some are printed, like this one which is destined to be this ,
and some are plain like the beautiful Barcelona collection of matte poly jersey..
And of course there are coatings , suitings cottons, wools a bit of silk, faux furs,etc.
So fellow Canadians, if there is a Fabricville in your area, go take a look for yourself.
I think you'll be glad you did.
Please have a look here again Sunday or Monday because my dress will surely be finished by then.
Happy Sewing from