Okay, so you heard about my vintage pattern mix-up with SBT's lovely 1967 dress pattern in my last post. I remain undaunted, though, because I know I'll get a cool dress from 7501, and I may end up w/ 7051 anyway.
I went to Hancock Fabrics today to try to find some dress-weight wool. They don't have much (they have more suiting-type wool for men & women), but I ended up getting a wool-poly blend. I think this will look great with my brown suede shoes! Very dressy. The lighter color is almost a peach, which doesn't show too well in the photo. It was hard to find something that wasn't plaid! I would have even taken a small-patterned plaid, but there were very few and none of them in a color I'd want to wear (I don't wear black--stopped at age 40).
I also broke down & got a cheapo dress form. They were on sale and I've given up getting a Lady Valet to the US. I'll give this a try...I can always take it back if it's a real disaster. I'll show it when it's set up--maybe--she has to wear a bra & I don't want to embarrass her (or me). I'm refraining from naming her at the moment so I don't scare Tilly, especially at Hallowe'en time. At this point it's just an imaginary friend...you'll see her/it soon; I want to get her adjusted first!