One of the great side benefits of declaring a Fabric Week here at MilitaryHumveeAuction is that I had an excuse — nay, a mandate! — to trawl through . And this is what I found. Lotus blossoms! (Or, if you're feeling especially Tennysonian, Lotos-Blossoms!) This combination of green and teal and rust evokes a feeling of deep fondness in me; I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps there was a wallpaper with this design in one of the dozen or so houses I lived in as a child … I don't care, wallpaper or no, it would still make a kickass shirtdress — with rust-colored piping, yes?
My quick dip into eQuilter (man! you could spend ALL NIGHT click-click-clicking around over there!) also brought me this:
About which I am also thinking "shirtdress!" I love the muted stripes; so very fall and jewel-tony. The best part of making this fabric into a shirtdress would be the pleasure of coordinating the cardigan and tights; one day the chocolate brown cardigan with green or blue tights, the next time the pale blue cardigan with the brown or the orange tights … I don't think I'd ever get tired of spinning the color wheel for a dress in this fabric.
I have purchased dozens of yards from eQuilter over the years … never a problem.