Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May MAGAM Challenge Determined

The theme for the May Make a Garment A Month Challenge is Mad, Mad May.  Here's my starting picture....

This might be a truly mad undertaking.  It's Marcy Tilton's Vogue 9112.  After having a glass or two of wine on a Saturday night and a an hour in the sewing room pulling fabrics out of the stash with wreckless abandon, I've come up with this combination.

Fabric details:

  • The main fabric will be the purple plaid on the left.  This is a wonderful cotton I purchased at the Robert Talbot outlet in Carmel Valley, CA a few years ago.  It's a cotton shirting that I'm not sure will have enough drape to tackle the dress, but we'll give it a go.  
  • Green linen remnant - not alot here, but it would just be an accent anyways.
  • Blue and green polka dot cotton - again, accent somehow.
  • Another Robert Talbot fabric, but this is silk - again accent somehow.
  • The strong orange fabric on the right (that was actually a cut-off from a prom dress when I used to alter prom dresses alot - not sure of the fabric content, but is some sort of silky fabric).  This might be some sort of piping or trim - not sure yet. 
They don't look like they match in this picture, but they all actually pull from each other in proper lighting (although the DH will disagree with me here).

Wish me luck with this venture!  I think it's going to be a long haul to make it work!

Happy sewing everyone and good luck with your May projects!



  1. It looks like your dress will definitely not be boring! No matchy-matchy here. I suspect you are going to impress us with your innovative approach to this dress.

    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence Carol! I'm just waiting for something to pop in my head but so far nothing has. Once I start slicing and dicing the fabric I hope something creative turns out!

  2. Where is the green linen remnant? Do you know where you will put each one? The color isn't the issue as much as the drape and thickness of fabric.

    1. The green linen is right next to the purple plaid. It's more of a muted green rather than a bright green.