And I'm pretty sure it isn't Joann's gingham. This is the perfect example of why I need to sew some of what I have because I had forgotten all about this gingham when I was making the "happy daisy" shirt, and I really like the gingham version.
I'm not sure which one, but one of these will be made into a dress based off of the same Ottobre pattern I made the shirt from. Like this, kind of. Please ignore my less-than-stellar drawing skills, and the fact that she doesn't have any hands--LOL! I decided a handless drawing would be better than a drawing with clubs for hands and fingers.
I'm considering hosting a sew-a-long in March for the dress/shirt. I think it will be fun to show a very detailed step-by-step as I make the dress, and I'm hoping that some of you will sew along with me. Don't be intimidated by the pattern! If you do it one step at a time, it isn't any harder than any of its steps, and none of them are that hard. . . I promise!
So, if you think you may want to have a virtual sewing play-date with me, you will need to get your hands on an Ottobre Design magazine (Issue 1/2010). You can order it directly from the Ottobre website http://www.ottobredesign.com/ , or from the Wooly Thread http://woolythread.com/contents/en-us/d7.html?product=p48#p48, or from Sewzanne's http://sewzannesfabrics.com/products01.php?family=OttobrePatterns&display=unique&code=ott-110 .
You will also need some fabric. It can be gingham, or really anything else that floats your boat!
I'll post some more details closer to time, but I know it will be fun!