Since I haven’t been posting as much in the past few months some of this is a backlog, and some of it is souvenir fabric shopping from nationals. The patterns were won in a hard-fought Ebay battle. There may or may not have been blood.
From Fashion Fabrics Club:
|Blue wool jersey (for a top) and red textured stretch velvet (for skating).|
|Teal and mint corduroys. Destined for casual jackets.
Words cannot describe how much I love this mit fabric.
|Navy/plaid double faced wool. This will be a super thick winter coat.|
From Hancock Fabrics in Lincoln, NE:
|White cotton jacquard (difficult to see the pattern, and I have plans to try dying this),
navy poly rayon (for more pants), and teal water-resistant fabric for coating.
|Back: purple/red shiny textured poly for a fun party dress,
green plaid for a shirt, and smooth rayon diamond print for a lining.
From Joann Fabrics in Lincoln, NE:
|Houndstooth and plaid cottons, and a red poly brocade.
Yes, theoretically I *could* find these at a local Joann’s.
In practice it is much more difficult.
From Helen Enox Fabrics in Oklahoma City:
|Blue wool blend (for a fall/winter dress) and striped cotton jersey
(for a cardigan style sweater – and, yes, I am an 80s baby).
From Hancock Fabrics in Edmond, OK:
|My sister got some fabric too! Red water-resistant coating and back/gold poly brocade.
Maybe, if I wait long enough to sew it for her, she will forget about it and I can claim it for my own.
Then again, maybe not.
Ebay Burda Patterns:
|The entire set of 2007 issues. (My August 2012 issue also came in the mail!)|
|My obsessive love of the bright colors section in the November issue may have had a lot to do with this purchase.|
To say I have been obsessively looking for the August – December issues from 2007 to show up on Ebay is an understatement. Especially my much coveted November 2007 issue. Without a doubt, the 2006 Burdas are my absolute favorites, but a few of the 2007 issues have some absolutely drool-worthy patterns. So, when I saw the entire 2007 collection up for grabs I simply couldn’t let it get away. Normally my Ebay purchases are of the “Buy It Now” variety, but this time I was engaged in an all-out pattern acquisition war. Which I won. I have been slightly giddy ever since. Was my bid ridiculously high? Perhaps. Worth it? Without a doubt.
So, yes. More fabric than I strictly need, and more patterns than I could ever hope to sew. It seems like a lot, but in my defense, this is several months worth of stashing! I am hoping that now I can decompress and get back to sewing for me. Usually when I am sewing things I do a lot less fabric buying. And I have more than enough planned projects to keep me occupied. So, hopefully, this will be my last big acquisition post for a while and the next few months will be full of finished objects and stash busting. Here’s hoping.