I have bought the most lovely fabric to make Simplicity 2444. (I won't share the fabric just yet but the pattern is 1/2 price in the UK at the moment)
It took me a long time to decide exactly which pattern my cherished fabric should be made into, and the ever popular 2444 seemed to fit the bill the best. There is enough plain space in the bodice to let the fabric 'sing' and enough pleating in the skirt so as not to let the fabric 'scream.'
To ensure that I get a good fit before cutting into my special fabric, I have made a toile, which is a rare thing at Nessa's Place. I bought a duvet cover from the local charity shop for £1, washed and ironed it ready to sew this weekend.
After I have made the real dress, I think I may finish this one off and make it wearable. I really love this duvet fabric.