A new knitting or crochet project may involve acquiring new yarn - sometimes even that isn't necessary - but I usually have everything else needed. Lots of knitting needles, crochet hooks, notions, you name it. Not so with sewing. I have a sewing machine, pins and thread in a few colours and that's about it. Living in a village with only a few haberdashery supplies in the post office, there's not much opportunity for spontaneous crafting if you don't have a 'stash'. I need to order online or make a special trip somewhere. (Did I ever mention how I hate driving/parking/shopping?) So after sewing my first dress and realising that I really didn't have many tools, I've been 'gathering' for my next few projects.
Fancy Tiger Crafts on Creativebug which should work well in this light 100% cotton fabric.
video tutorial and printed the pattern so I'm ready to go. Wish me luck - I'm still a bit anxious about the irreversible nature of cutting fabric and must get over it!