I was in one of my favorite indie fabric stores (Hayes Sewing, Wilmington DE) and saw the print fabric above. I immediately visualized a two piece dress using the fabric. I didn't have a pattern in mind, but I bought the fabric anyway. When the BWOF February 2008 issue arrived, I thought the #130B tunic and my fabric were a perfect match. The skirt in that particular collection is a straight skirt and not the best choice for my body type. I looked through my BWOF index and found a more suitable skirt in the May 2006 issue. I know how much BWOF loves plunging necklines. The copy describing the tunic recommends a tank top be worn under the tunic "for modesty's sake". I found a tank top in the April 2005 issue. So, I'm calling this outfit a BWOF Amalgam.
I'm so glad I sew. I visualized an outfit and I'm able to produce just what I visualized. I really don't understand why everybody doesn't sew their own clothes. And, who needs the Big 4? I was able to leisurely flip through my BWOF index and find just the pieces I needed. And I didn't have to run to the store and buy patterns. I'm in sewer's heaven over here!