On a side note, while there I was able to visit the local Joann's fabrics and did pick up some great pieces. I always love to visit fabric stores in other cities. The selection is always a bit different from my own.
(l to r: jersey knit, multicolor floral print twill, Fancy "couture Jacquard (I was told it was only sold in 10 HF stores) & Gray nylon (for trench coat).
Ok, but that's not the purpose of this post. I have a piece of fabric that I'm both intrigued and puzzled by. I'm currently finishing up another McCall's 6559 in a cute cotton knit that I picked up at Wal-Mart. I also picked up 2 other pieces that were similar to it. They all have this ethnic tribal feel--a cool mix of earth tones and neat patterns---kinda like a tribal tye dye. I'm not explaining it right, but one of the 3 pieces I purchased I love but at the same time am kinda repulsed by it. I never though it possible to have a love/hate relationship with my fabric but it seems that's the case! Here it is.....
Again, its a cotton knit and I have around 3 yards of it.
I'm really trying hard to dissect my emotions about it here. For sure I absolutely love the colors. The blend of brown, tan, green, lime green & teal are really pretty. I know for sure I'm not really feeling the pattern. I mean I like it but then those brown spots look a little measel-y. Does anyone else get that impression? It seems my feeling of adoration outweigh my repulsion so I'll keep the fabric. I just realize I have to be VERY wise in the pattern I choose. I'm thinking about a cute short twist halter top dress. Simplicity 2580 fits the bill. I could even orient it where the pattern is diagonal. It could make for an interesting dress. Hmmmmm....we shall see.
Nevertheless that's my struggle!
Has anyone else experience a love/hate relationship with their fabric? Isn't it such a weird situation? Do share!!!