Here's the main fabric I want to use:
This shot's not well lit: the print's black and true white (with gold sparkles on the skull teef ... and eye sockets??) Quilting cotton, naturally, but it's not too heavy or stiff. The thread is just to give you a sense of the scale of the print, not a color scheme suggestion. So, what fabric would you pair with this? Probably the second fabric would be the belt piece, and contrast at the hem. I was thinking of the some coral with white polka dots I already had, but polka dots are kind of obvious. (Plus, I ended up using that fabric in CC #3, so it's no longer an option). My husband suggested a flame-printed fabric, which is a cool idea. I considered red roses on black, too, but haven't seen a good one. And I feel all the ideas so far are a little obvious, maybe even cliche. I feel there's something better out there.
Meanwhile, I just got this pattern, which I have been looking for ever since Marie got her hands on a copy:
Another crappy lamp-lit shot. I usually document my patterns on sunny weekend mornings. Anyhow, though I swoon over vintage dress patterns on a daily basis, I don't see many blouse patterns that wow me. So when I spot a special one, I don't forget! Since I don't sew (or even wear) many blouses, I accept that my first attempt is destined to be a thoroughly unwearable muslin. But I have faith -- an awesome blouse is gonna come out of this pattern!