Today I need some help from you deciding what to make for my April Minerva Blogger Network project.
I ordered 2.5 metres of this gorgeous (and it really IS gorgeous) Indigo blue chambray and thought it would be perfect for a Spring/Summer garment.
My original plan was the Style Arc Carly jumpsuit.
I haven't muslined it yet, but I'm having second thoughts. I'm worried that in chambray it will look too child-like and the fabric won't be drapey enough. I think the pattern might look better in something more elegant like a crepe de chine or viscose.
So, I have a couple of other options. One very simple and the other less so.
The simple one is the Salme Patterns Raglan Sleeve Shirt Dress.
I love shirt dresses on other people, but I hate collars on myself. This one doesn't have a collar! But is it too boring for such a plain fabric?
My other option at the moment is Vogue 1175.
This is an out of print Donna Karan pattern, which I only discovered recently and managed to get a copy on eBay for next to nothing. As you can see, its far from simple, but it's got some good reviews. Quite a few people seem to have made it and not "bubbled" the hem, which I like.
So, what do you think? Would you make any of these patterns from this fabric, or would you suggest something else completely?