Then I saw this dress on Modcloth and fell in love with the fabric (and the dress was even made in the USA, yay!). I bought it right away, in two sizes - just in case! However, neither size fit, much to my dismay, and was not worth altering or adjusting myself.
|Modcloth.com - Come to My Window Box Dress|
Here's a close-up picture I took of the dress fabric before packing it up to send back to Modcloth. :(
|Pretty floral rayon|
It's 100% rayon, and is lightweight - probably rayon challis. The dressmaker brand is Everly. And... that's all of the information I've got.
Tom suggested, "why don't you just buy fabric like that and make your own?" To which I replied, "yeah, it's not that easy!" And then promptly began searching the interwebs for similar teal/coral floral print rayon.
The closest match I came across was this cute '40s-vibe rayon from fashionfabricsclub.com. It's very cute, but not quite right...
|Aqua Green Floral Challis|
I even searched on Spoonflower to see if anyone else had created something at least similar, but I had no luck. So here's my question:
Where do designers get their cute fabric, and where can I get some?
It's a question I asked more frequently in my very early days of garment sewing, after trying to make what should have been a flowy blouse out of cute, but stiff, quilting cotton. After a while I was finding enough suitable fabrics I did like, and that felt clothing-worthy to me, that I kind of forgot about it. But now I'm really wondering where all of this secret, special, pretty dress and blouse fabric I see used to make so many adorable pieces of clothing for sale is hiding!
Do any of you feel this way too?
Have you happened upon any pretty, teal, flowery rayon I can buy to make the dress of my dreams?