I had some more material just waiting for a special pattern and the idea for a two tone dress to show off the panels of V8876 sprang to mind.
I'd ordered these two pieces of lovely quilting material some time ago, from the Valori Wells Karavan collection. I was going to make a pink maxi dress with an elephant print border but when they arrived I just couldn't picture it. The pink was too pink, if you know what I mean, too much for the whole dress and I had only ordered 1.5 yards of the elephant bone coloured material.
I could have kept both for a quilt but I make roughly one quilt a decade. Then I got this idea. It would work - or I would look like a clown, in which case the material would get cut up and used for a quilt after all.
Just kidding. I love it. BTW that's the dress flaring out .. not my behind!
On other matters
Pattern Cutting by Dennis Chunman Lo, 2011 published by Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, UK.
I recently bought this book on Pattern Cutting that is drafting patterns in the flat from body measurements. I'd read pattern drafting books in the past that I had borrowed from the local library but this one has given me so many 'a ha' moments about how patterns are made and how designs are interpreted.
I want to give it all a go! Watch this space!