If a sewing-obsessed person can’t sew up the patterns they are dreaming of, they apparently buy fabric to make up for it. A lot of fabric. A lot a lot of fabric. Too much fabric. So, um, yeah, I bought a lot of fabric from Fabric Mart… But to be fair, they were having a crazy sale with designer fabric starting at $1.99 per yard! And silks at $5.99! Fabrics I had resisted for at least a month at full price, but I couldn’t seem to resist the bargains… Of course, in most cases you get what you pay for, and a lot of the $1.99 fabric isn’t quite what I was expecting. But I suppose that is just as well, I now have a lot of fabric for toiles and pjs.
Fabric Mart, Part I:
|Stretch velvet – navy fuzz over a burgundy background|
|Marc Jacobs silk/wool plaid (only $2.99/yard!), blue/white cotton knit print,
pale blue sandwash silk (heavenly soft!), and navy poly/rayon/lycra for pants.
|I picked up a lot of this poly pebble crepe since it was cheap,
but the nasty texture has relegated this to the muslin box.
|Free mystery bundle – pink cotton knit, black lining fabric, and blue woven|
Oh, and then I went to Joann’s for some patterns and I found some fabric as well (and, at 60% off I couldn’t pass it up):
|New Vogue patterns and my lovely rayon print!|
And then I found some fabric on fabric.com for my latest Burda obsession:
|Left: dark linen, middle: light blue linen, right: cotton twill print.
I am going to use the dark blue for pants, and the other fabrics for my Burda jacket.
And then, of course, silly Fabric Mart had to offer even MORE great bargain fabrics, so, Fabric Mart Part II:
|My $1.99 fabrics – amazingly soft white poly gaberdine (I should have bought more!),
teal ITY-ish knit, and ombre blue Marc Jacobs cotton.
And, of course, I am still working on skating costumes, so I won’t be sewing any of this anytime soon. Sigh. I am looking forward to July.