Because I clearly don't have enough things to do already (...hahaharr), I stopped by the super cute and wonderful District Fabric in Fremont today and fell in love with this gorgeous 70/30 silk/rayon Indian brocade. Many years ago, I found a turquoise and gold sheath dress from early '60s that fit perfectly, but had some damage. Because I didn't sew at the time, I let it slip away, and I've deeply regretted it ever since.
Fast forward to now, and a friend mentioned that she'd love to do a New Year's dress sewalong, and I realized that I didn't have anything fancy and quick to make up in my fabric stash. So the minute I saw this fabric, I thought - hey, I could draft a pattern for my One True Sheath Dress off my sloper and sew it up in time for New Year's! Yeah!
Unreasonable? Most definitely. But what better time to make a tight, sparkly-ass dress than the holiday season?