Saturday, November 17, 2007

Decisions, decisions

I had intended to make McCalls 5466 View C out of this plaid fabric I found at Hancocks. Then I saw the cutting guidelines. I decided matching the plaid on the bias cut skirt would be more of a headache than I had patience (or skill) for. So out went that idea.

I really like this fabric and want to make something out of it this winter. Right now I am torn between two patterns: Simplicity 3835 or BWOF 9-2007-117. I know, I know, two completely different looks! I'm slightly leaning towards making the BWOF dress after seeing the beautiful versions on Pattern Review. However, I'm not sure how much of a headache using plaid for the dress will be. At this point, with grand plans of making a lot of my Holiday gifts this year, I don't really want any time consuming projects. Any thoughts and opinions???

4 comments:

Jean said...

After looking at the different patterns and your material... your plaid shouldn't be hard to match up! big thing is to think ahead in the actual layout b/4 you cut. I really like the BWOF pattern. Soo cute. Guess I need to get on the ball, Christmas is coming and at least one of my girls would love that pattern!

Kloth & Bolt said...

My vote is for the BWOF dess, I love the other pattern and have it myself, but the BWOF dress is just to cute! -kb

Mary said...

Go with the BWOF - that dress is just tooo cute and every one that I've seen made up is fabulous!

christina said...

I vote for BWOF too! You will just love it. BTW, Lisa at Blackwater Park did this in plaid, you might find her blog entries helpful: http://blackwaterpark.blogs.com/blackwater_park/bwof_117_107_plaid_sheath_dress/index.html