Yesterday I posted about using some Anthropologie dresses as inspiration for upcoming sewing projects. Well, low and behold, I was browsing fabric.com today (which, by the way, is a website that seriously needs to be re-designed for optimal use. Searching is a pain. Also, you can’t favourite or save items. So good luck finding that fabric you saw a few days ago out of the thousands of fabrics. Anyways, I digress) and came across this fabric that looked oddly familiar…
Does that seem oddly familiar to you? That is because this IS the fabric used in one of my favourite ever Modcloth dresses.
Why would you ever pay $130 for the dress when you can buy enough to make your own for $30 (I splurged 3 years ago and bought the real thing and am of course, now, kicking myself repeatedly for being so silly. At the time I simply loved the fabric. Still do. If only I had known then what I know now!)?!! So there you go. I often buy dresses from modcloth based purely on the print. Well, I’m wiser now and shall never be so silly and spend far too much on a cotton dress [in my defense, I had just split up with my boyfriend at the time and was engaging in some retail therapy] just because it has a gorgeous and distinctive print!
Of course, this begs the question – what other dresses on modcloth are made out of fabrics that are readily available to those of us wanting to sew something just as fabulous if not more so? I shall be keeping my eyes peeled, that is certain!