A friend was heading up to Fabric Depot this morning and asked if I wanted to tag along. Since I had no plans, I agreed. Plus, they were having one of their crazy sales. I decided that it was the perfect time to finally start this Machiko Kayaki dress project from her Simple Chic book. Using the finished product as inspiration, I bought some mini houndstooth checked wool. I don't usually like the whole dress-with-pants look, but I am drawn to the dress down sketch. I also picked up one the Simplicity Built by Wendy patterns. I'm off to start tracing the dress pattern.