Holiday Dresses: The Fabrics
While I don't need an excuse to wear a festive dress, the holidays make it easier to go one step further and embrace the world of novelty prints. Various parties and Christmas itself call for these three fabrics which I acquired at three separate sources: Etsy, eBay and at my local reuse/recycle supply store. In total, the three fabrics cost $37.
I haven't picked the exact pattern for each of the fabrics yet. However, I do have a good idea how each will be use. The poinsettia fabric is a border print fabric that had been sewn into a table cloth. There's enough yardage there to make a nice and full-skirted 1950s era dress. The purple and white floral fabric is a brocade and will most likely be used for my fanciest dress — a 1960s cocktail wiggle dress.
And finally, the novelty Santa/Snowman print. I bought this one on Etsy based on the cuteness of the design and not the practicality. I figured that if I didn't end up making a dress, I certainly could make something for Penelope or for the house. I do want to try to figure out how to make it work for me, though. I have 2 3/4 yards so I'm think a full skirt to wear with a fuzzy 1950s-style sweater. Or maybe a 1940s style dress?
What do you all think I should do with that one?