In addition to the new spring apparel fabrics, I also have a line special occasion fabrics available! These were inspired by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Mad Men, and are specifically designed for sewing cocktail, party, prom, and evening dresses. These are all at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, with online links below each picture!
The first is this white organza embroidered with black flowers with a scalloped border.
|Embroidered Black and White Organza|
|3D Blossoms on Cream Organza|
And here it is with some ivory crepe pinned underneath it.
I have to say, it looks so pretty and ethereal that I'm dying for someone to make a wedding gown out of it! There are lots of options with this fabric. You could do the whole dress in the fabric, or just the skirt. (I'm also kind of dying for someone to make a burlesque costume with the blossoms strategically placed. They're already nipple-width apart on my form!) The blossoms are easily to remove with a stitch-ripper for sewing seams and such.
Next, a printed matte satin.
|Aqua Printed Floral Satin|
This one was inspired by those great floral satin dresses from Mad Men.
|Metallic Aqua Rose Jacquard|
|Black Metallic Rose Jacquard|
These are just gorgeous in person, textured and metallic. I did a little draping with them so you can see better.
Obviously these would make a great slim sheath, a la Betty Draper.