Many thanks to everyone who left a comment about my fabric fiasco. It's only fabric and there are far worse things in the world. I would have reached this conclusion eventually; wine just helped it along more quickly. =)
Faye said: "I'm so sorry that this happened to you. I understand and feel your pain I hope you heal quickly! I'm thinking positively here, but maybe, just maybe your fabric source has more of the same. Might be worth a try."
I saw this fabric on both Fabric.com and Fabricmart last summer. It went rather quickly and I doubt I'll be able to find it again. It's no big deal. I have LOTS of fabric and can try the dress again in something else.
Serenity said: "Sorry about that. But it happens. Finish the sangria... Can't let good sangria go to waste!... Then re-cut it into a tunic or a top or something. Make a head wrap if you just can't figure something out. Never let adored fabric go to waste...."
Absolutely! I thought about salvaging the skirt part, but I think it will be way too short. So I think I might make some underwear out of what's left.
Summer said: "I don't know the fabric but could you piece a bit on the bodice to lengthen it? Hope you can save it."
We're on the same thinking-plane! This was the first thing I tried using a small strip of left-over fabric. The problem is that the seam needed to lengthen the bodice still hits me right in the middle of my chest. It's not cute at all.
I have a former student who wants to learn how to sew. She's about my height, but much smaller. I emailed her to see if she would be interested in the dress. If she wants it and I can size it down to fit her, then I'll complete it and give it to her. She just can't wear it around me! Hah.
I have two projects to share but I need pictures. I've even written the blog post, but without pictures what's the use? Hopefully I'll get everything set up this weekend so that I can get some good shots.
Until next time, be well! Thank you all again!