I just couldn't help myself:
This is a McCall's pattern I happened to come across while I was looking at McCall's fall offerings. She's so cute - look at the expression on her face! You just know she's saying "Doh! Hey Mom, why are you dressing me in this horrid green check? You know I love pink..."
So, this is what happens when a woman catches Sewing Fever. Geez! If my doggies were still alive, I'd probably stitch this up for each of them - but not in this horrid green.
Seriously, the other day I saw something on a pattern website and now do you think I can find it for the life of me? Hell no. It was a particular material that was used to make a blouse that I'm after - not the pattern nor the blouse itself. It was a dark autumnal colored print with a repeating pattern across the material. It sort of reminded me of the best most rich Indian paisleys, but it wasn't a paisley print.
It occurred to me afterward that the material would make a perfect chessboard pattern with no need to patchwork together alternating squares of color (checkerboard effect, tired by true), although it might be a little large. But as a cloth board that could be sewed on a backing and rolled up, who cares if it's 20 inches square? Perfect and lightweight. I've got to find that material again --
Update: 11:34 a.m. I found the fabric! It was at the Butterick's pattern store online that I saw it. Here's a photo of the jacket done up in it:
In looking at it now, it does look rather like a paisley, doesn't it. Anyway, it would be perfect for what I have in mind. Can anyone help me identify this fabric by maker and pattern number and where, if possible, I might be able to buy it online???