Currently I'm working on McCalls 7085. It's a simple pattern and very popular in the blogosphere. Another one of my co-workers went home to China in November and brought me winter fabric. A different co-worker brought me summer fabric when she went home back in 2016. I still haven't used up that last stash and now I have more fabric from China. It's amazing how much cheaper they get it over there. Unlike the way we buy it here, over there you can get fabric for as cheap as your negotiation skills will allow you. The one that I'm using for M7085 is a red tweed/boucle. My only concern is that the pattern details don't show very well on the outside of the fabric, so I'm hoping that the dress will still turn out great. Below is a picture of the dress front on the inside:
The dress will be fully lined. I found a perfect match for the lining at Walmart. Anyway, in other sewing news - Elle magazine announced in December that Project Runway is expanding to South Africa. The show will feature 12 local designers competing for the top spot. I hope to catch the episodes on YouTube. I wonder if other countries will be included in the future.
Until next time - happy sewing ☺☺!