My original plan for this fabric was to make a dress. I searched my pattern collection and Burda index for a dress with simple styling. I thought I found one. The July 2014 issue of Burda Style Magazine showed a very simple dress pattern in style 129.
Listening to fabric has always been a problem for me. There have been countless times when I was disappointed because my fabric/pattern match-up was wrong.
I though it was as simple as this:
But there is more to consider:
I'm okay with the drape and weight. It's prints that give me trouble. Many sewers can match pattern to fabric instinctively. I need to put deliberate thought into my fabric–pattern match-ups. But I take heart. It's not too late. This is a skill that can be learned.