I was really excited when I read about Joann Fabrics Sew Your Style challenge this month. The challenge was to use quilting fabric to create a project. I'm not a quilter (not at all) so I've never really taken the time to browse all the lovely, breathable cotton fabrics in the quilting section of the Joann stores. Since garment design is my thing, I was a bit worried about whether I could translate the fabric into something other than a craft. Then I had a major light bulb moment--leather! I've been admiring Kate Spade's leather trim dress for a while and thought a leather peter pan collar would be the perfect way to toughen up the sweetness of this black and white floral print fabric. And yep, did it ever. I can't imagine this design without it. And just like that, the Salt and Pepper dress goes from crafty to wearable art.
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