I'm wrapping up work on my dress for the Antique Elegance show next weekend, so I've started prepping for my next project - a dress to wear to the DFWCG's Georgian Picnic in November. When I made my "Dutch print madness" outfit this past summer, I also bought a second curtain panel from Lowe's, and my idea was to make a jacket to match my Indienne print petticoat so I'd have a slightly different version to wear to the picnic, but I wouldn't have to stress so hard over finishing a completely new dress. I'm basing my design on this print jacket and petticoat combo from the early 1790's.
After my post about my Dutch dress last month, I noticed that several other costumers started snatching up these Lowe's curtains to make their own 18th c. garments. It's so cool to see all the different looks that you can get even when working with the same fabric, so I thought it might be fun to make a Pinterest board for all the Lowe's curtain dresses out there to celebrate all of our coordinating garments. It could be like our own little sew-along, but maybe we should call it a "curtain-along"! Dressed in Time just finished a beautiful shortgown, and I know American Duchess is working on a new dress with this fabric as well. But anyway, if you are making a garment out of this Waverly Indiennene print, or you know of any others out there, please let me know because I would love to tell everybody about your project and include it on my board when it is done!
And just FYI, there are several colorways of this fabric if you like the general pattern, but you want to be a little bit different. In addition to the 3 versions of curtains that Lowe's carries (creme, crimson, and noir) I noticed that Joann's is selling multiple versions of this same print fabric now too. The only difference is that the Joann's fabric is on regular cotton instead of sateen... oh, and it's a lot more expensive! But I love the blue and white colorway. I think that one in particular would make a gorgeous 18th c. dress.