Buying fabric off the internet can be tricky. Colors may not appear on the monitor in the same hue as they appear in hand. When swatches are offered it usually a good idea to get those first before making a final decision. Too bad I wasn’t able to get swatches on my purchase. I was hoping for a soft buttery yellow. What I got was an icy lemon. It is pretty and it has certainly grown on me, but it isn’t what I had pictured in my mind. Luckily the dress turned out well and I really do like it. I am looking forward to wearing my lemon-drop dress as mother of the bride.
Somehow the silk dupioni gives the dress a modern feel. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been working on it intently, but I no longer see the vintage origins of the pattern. It’s a good pattern though and I have another dress planned. That one will be a lightweight cotton with a full skirt instead of the straight. I think I will eliminate the surplice look and go with a plain front. The floral I have chosen is large and fewer seams will be better. It will be light and airy and perfect for spring.