Hello! Hope you're doing well on this gorgeous Sunday. I managed to finish a project this weekend and plan to share it in my next post. Right now, though, I think I'll just share some new fabrics and maybe brainstorm about what I might do with my lovely textiles.
I haven't made too many things lately because I'm usually too spent when I come home from work. But I still spend a lot of time thinking about what I'd like to make. Actually, there's nothing better at the end of a long day than curling up on the couch with my ipad, a notebook and some markers or colored pencils. Are you a sketcher or a listmaker? I think I'm a combination of the two. Do you have any favorite tools for planning projects?
Seeing my recent fabric purchases all together like this really hits home the fact that I shop so randomly. These four fabrics have nothing in common. Maybe I should work through the Wardrobe Architect exercises to hone my style. Oh well, I really like all four fabrics even if they're totally different and will not turn into garments I can wear together.
- An awesome reversible plaid from Fabric Outlet. 50% off, so 4.44 a yard. It's actually two different plaids in a very loose weave sewn together. Like double gauze, maybe it even is double gauze and just wasn't labeled as such at the store. I've already made something with this.
- Robert Kaufman shirting in a pretty shade of rose - or maybe it's a chambray - from Fabric Outlet. After making my polka dot Bruyere, I totally get the Robert Kaufman love. So when I see it in a great color at Fabric Outlet for 8.99 a yard x 25% off, I'm all over that shit. This will be some sort of button-up - maybe another Bruyere if I can find something else for the yoke, placket, etc.
- First one is 100% rayon, woven, 2 yrds @18.99 per yard, with pretty, pretty butterfly wings. I'm thinking a Sutton blouse, but maybe that would be too much large pattern for my short frame? It would make a really lovely skirt, but I hardly ever wear skirts. I'll have to sit on this one for a while.
- Next, it's another rayon, 2 yards at 25.99 per yard, but this time it's a stretch fabric. I love love love the colors and the blurry/focus, almost Monet/ Water Lillies vibe. Absolutely no clue what I will do with it. Maybe a simple shift dress?