I broke down and ordered more fabric for my stash. It's a bit on the expensive side but I think it'll be worth it when it arrives. There's a European ballroom dress designer that I found while searching dress designs for inspiration (more on that a bit later). Farale sells one-off fabric sets with a design. I gave in and bought this design with all the fabric needed:
I also got the following fabrics from them as I found the pretty/intriguing.
I also signed up for a 'speakeasy tour' of NYC's garment district to be held in late September. This tour is given by Mimi of Shop The Garment District. I believe this will help me find various coordinating fabrics (and some new ones) for my quickly growing stash. I also need to keep an eye out for fabrics to use with those vogue patterns I bought the other day.
Lastly, I bought a book that I believe will help me for a few things.
1. Help with drawing designs for dresses rather than looking at pictures from other designers. (I have collected these on a clipix board. One for latin one for smooth)
2. Drawing people, which in turn may be very helpful if I decide to turn my sketches into cross-stitch patterns.