Figured out what pattern to use -La Femme by Arley Berryhill. Requested and received permission to use his pattern for my entry this year. Have a picture in my mind what she will look like. That is 50% of the whole process.
Although this pattern is designed for knit fabric, I am going to use my new find Cherrywood's hand dyed 100% cotton. Will take advantage of the bias of this fabric and see how it goes. The fabric has such a rich finish, it almost looks like completion.
And it comes in such wonderfully rich tones.
Another wonderful find are the Frixion erasable pens. They erase by applying heat. They don't fade away before I have time to sew! They are vibrant enough to be easily visible as I am sewing, however, don't bleed through all layers of the fabric. The line is fine enough to make a nice sewing line. I LOVE these pens. Now I can mark the pattern one night and sew the next night. Or the next.