Monday, July 9, 2012

Upcoming Wedding dress/ Atlanta fabric stores???

In a couple of weeks I'll be attending the wedding of a dear friend in Atlanta. You don't even have to ask if I'm making something to wear, I think you already know the answer (wink)! So I want a cute little dress for the affair. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I've already got my fabric and am trying to settle on the perfect pattern.

Here's my fabric.......

I LOVE it! It's a medium weight woven polyester something-or-another fabric.....I really can't remember what it is. It's almost like a rayon challis---I think it may be. But what I do know are that the colors are bold and vivacious. What attracted me to this fabric was the bold black design lines, streaks of corals, red and pinks and gray flowers. The print is pretty "in-your-face". Well with such a bold fabric I thought I'd pick a pattern that was a little understated and would really showcase the fabric.

Well I have 3 patterns I'm debating on:

Pattern #1 
Simplicity 4070
I like the strapless version with the straight skirt. I think the sweetheart neckline is just darling! The fit of the bodice is complete perfection and contrasts so well with the full skirt. Plus it would be cool to add a little embellishment to the waistline. Maybe a gray flower, as featured in the fabric, perhaps?


Pattern#2
Simplicity 2884
I honestly really haven't met a halter dress I didn't like. The bodice and full skirt are lovely. This style is so classic. My only concern is the wide midriff. I'm shortwaisted and am wondering if this would pose a problem. Of course I could do a muslin just to check.


Pattern #3
New Look 6773
I totally like the strapless view in the middle. The fold over bodice edge is what drawed me to this pattern and the full skirt is just what I'm looking for.
 
Which do you think would look best in my fabric? I'd love to know your opinion. I'm stuck at the moment on making a decision. I'm really liking the first 2 options. I hope to decide by Wednesday because I need to get to work on this ASAP!!!

Also, while in Atlanta of course I plan to visit fabric stores. I did the last time I visited a year ago and unfortunately forgot the names of the stores I visited. I have very limited time and want to spend my time going to fabric stores with the best fabrics for the best prices. Can you recommend any??? The names of Closeout/ Bargain fabric stores are always welcomed!!! Thanks for all of your help in advance.
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  1. I like the New Look pattern. I would actually go for the dress with the pink bow; I like the fold-over bodice and halter strap combo. I'd also shorten the skirt about an inch so that it would hit at the knee instead of below it.

    Beautiful fabric, by the way. Any one of these patterns would look lovely with this fabric.

    Good luck!

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    1. Neemie, well that one does combine the folded over edge and the halter. I hadn't thought about it but I'll consider it! And I definitely agrees it needs to be shorter.

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  2. Love the print and can just imagine how the fabric feels. I like the New Look pattern also.

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  3. Stick with the strapless dress. It's the right season for it.

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    1. I know....I don't get to wear them that often so I jump on any opportunity to do so!

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  4. The New Look is my favourite, too! I think the straighter lines go with the geometrics of the lovely fabric.

    If you were in England right now, you would be making a trench coat instead of a strapless dress! It just will not stop raining here.

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    1. Amanda, I thought the same thing! I agree with you on the lines of the NL being better suited for the fabric!

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  5. Here's another vote for the strapless version of the New Look pattern.

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  6. Although I like both strapless patterns I'll have to vote for Simplicity 4070. I think that the fold-over on New Look 6773 may get lost with the print of the fabric.

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  8. 4070 is a personal favorite!!! Add a solid fabric flower and dynamite shooze!!!

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  9. Gail K Fabrics was highly recommended on Stitchers Guild. I actually wanted to go there today whilst passing thru on the way home to Florida, but we ran out of time, boo!

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  10. Gail K is a fabric candy store, sort of the Mood of the south. Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time there looking through the bolts of fabric. Their hours are kind of wonky, so take a look at their website. Whipstitch is another nicer, but much smaller fabric store. Whipstitch is more of a boutique and primarily carries quilting fabric. The owner wrote a pretty good sewing book, Stitch by Stitch. There may be other fabric stores, but these two plus Hancock Fabrics are the ones I generally visit.

    The patterns are all very attractive. I particularly like the first. Beautiful fabric!
    Cynthia

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  11. Oops, meant to type "nice" not "nicer.". Both Gail K and Whipstitch are great stores.
    Cynthia

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  12. Gail K is one that has come up recently from another sewist that just visited Atlanta~ she loved it.

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  13. awesome photos ... such an adorable wedding dress. love it.Thanks for sharing all these blogs and phots very useful to every one

    wedding planning education

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  14. I like 4070 with the full bodice. It will allow more of the beautiful fabric to show, and yes, shorter would look better.

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  15. May be the only one but my vote goes for the halter dress

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  16. I just think you'd be most comfortable in the halter especially if you'll be dancing. I hate it when women have to hike up their strapless dresses to keep them up and that could be a problem if you're dancing.

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