Most successful sewing projects depend on choosing a suitable fabric. A clingy bias skirt pattern, for instance, will look completely different in a quilting cotton than it will in a silk charmeuse.
Many people avoid using quilting cottons and upholstery fabric for apparel because they are supposedly unsuitable materials. However, I have had quite a bit of success with them, understanding that neither is going to drape very much at all!
And some of the prints and colors are so very pretty, they are impossible to resist!
Step 1: Fabric Re-Imagined
This upholstery fabric was originally intended as a slip cover for a chair. Well, that project never happened, although I have used some of the yardage as small home décor and craft projects, here and there. It sat in the corner, on its roll.