Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cutest fabric ever - Ice cream poplin

I have being eyeing the "Little Lisette's Ice Cream Poplin" fabric, available in yellow or pink, for a few weeks now.

It is $12.99 a yard regularly, currently on sale for $9.09 through tonight. I wanted to use the fabric for a dress, however, I would need five yards of it, and that would make the dress cost $60-70 by the time I bought the lining fabric, zipper, etc. I have coupons for 50% off one item, however, it can only be used on regular priced merchandise, so, the 50% would be off the $12.99, not the $9.09 (so, it would be $6.50 a yard rather than $4.55). Also, unfortunately you can only use one coupon per order, so, I can't use a free shipping coupon too, and the shipping would be $7.99. That would make my order total for five yards of fabric $40.47, which basically means I would still be paying $8.09 a yard for the fabric. I could not find the fabric in my local store. For that reason, I have put off buying the fabric.

Today, I decided that I better just buy it because I'll be quite disappointed if it sells out before it goes on sale cheaper. Although pink is my favorite color, I liked the yellow version better, so, that is what I bought. My favorite part is the little bites out of the Popsicle, and the drips of the ice cream cones.

I am planning on using my Butterick 5748 dress pattern. I would like to wear the dress with my red crinoline (as well as my red heels and belt), however, I'm not sure I'll be able to do that without looking like I'm dressed in Lolita fashion. Even if I don't wear it with the crinoline, I may still look like I'm wearing a five year old's dress. At any rate, I think I'll have fun mixing and matching pieces with the dress that pull out the different colors in the fabric.

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