Okay, so for the last day of this incarnation of fabric week, I thought I'd show something made up … I bought this fabric on eBay, I'm pretty sure, a decision based solely on that color green. I love that shade of green.
Of course, as with all fabric I bought in 2006, it was supposed to be part of a Duro dress. I could never find anything to match that raisin-y brown, though, and I thought matching the pink or the green would be too Lilly Pulitzer. So it sat in my fabric closet (which is not of Tardis-like proportions, despite rampant speculation in the comments, but is pretty darn close) for a while.
Then I needed some fabric to "test" a new pattern — this is in fact the bodice from one pattern and the skirt from another; I'd show the images but I can't find them, arrgh — and thought of this stuff. The idea was the pattern would be SO BUSY that any bobbles in the construction wouldn't show.
Of course, I wasn't able to match the large medallions right on the bodice:
But the pockets turned out okay (they're curved!):
Despite the many flaws of this dress (the facings like to turn out, despite practically supergluing them down, and for some reason I got a bad spool of thread so the seams are weak and constantly need repair) it's actually incredibly wearable. The pockets are just the right size and the bodice is very comfortable (it's the same bodice as ). In fact, I'm thinking of making this again but in red with white polka dots …