A month or two ago, I was starting to get really antsy about one of the fabrics that I hadn't been able to find yet. I scoured local fabric shops, asked about special ordering, and looked online. I finally got a swatch in the right color from an online fabric retailer, only to find that the fabric was twice as thick as I wanted and $85 a yard. For some reason, the fabric that I was looking for - bubblegum pink in a wool crepe, or really any blend of natural fibers - was just... non-existent.
So I enlisted my mom's help, and she ended up taking a day trip down to Portland to look for my elusive pink fabric. And she not only found my color, she found it in two different fabrics: a wool with a textured stripe, and this cotton & silk damask with a rope pattern. I ended up choosing the damask, since I felt as though it would fit the collection better.
So Sunday night, I stayed at school until midnight cutting out the new dress. It's a sleeveless pink version of my black dress, and I'm hoping that it will read as a kicky retro cocktail dress - just a little bit more fun than the black dress. I'm going to start sewing it tomorrow, and I'm excited to see how it works up.