So, while I was initially uninspired by the early preview for the March issue of Burda, I ended up really liking a lot of the styles in this issue, and it seems that having the magazine in my position has inspired a fair bit of fabric acquisition and unexpected project planning. Which I think is sort of a good thing, as it means the mojo is on the rise. But maybe also not so good because it means that my year long sewing plans are going to be thrown totally out of whack. Interesting how the mojo flow changes plans, isn’t it?
So first of all, here are the new pretties…
From Jo-Ann Fabrics (white and brown) and Fashion Fabrics Club (teal):
|White houndstooth jacquard cotton/poly blend, brown pinstripe poly-rayon-lycra
(yes, the fabric from the encounter with the QuiltB), and teal cotton sateen.
From Hancock Fabrics:
|Purple cotton plaid for my sister’s shirt re-make.
Rainbow cotton plaid for a dress for me.
|Teal and light blue stretch lace (for the March Burda cardigan),
white embroidered cotton eyelet (for the March Burda skirt),
and multi-colored houndstooth wool (because it was super cheap and awesome).
And from Fabric Mart:
|Purple rayon challis print (meant for the March Burda ruched top halter dress)
Pastel cotton/rayon boucle blend (meant for the March Burda 3/4 sleeve jacket)
|Vera Wang acetate linings.|
|More Vera Wang acetate linings.|
|Free fabric bundle: lime cotton plaid (for PJs!), black cotton-ish
broadcloth (for a muslin), and brown knit print.
So, obviously, after a few months of not buying much at all I went a bit fabric crazy. Though in my defense most of this is $1.99 lining fabric. And as for the rest, well, I am really inspired to make a lot of the pieces from the March Burda right now. So while I still want to try to stick to my year-long sewing goals in general, I have been re-working my plans for now through the end of March… And moving around some of my other challenge projects, since there are things I still really need to make, but didn’t get to what with all of the mojo-crushing flu bugs I have been dealing with. Oh well. The projects I will be moving around will still fit with my “seasonally appropriate” theme – besides, grey trousers are always in season (at least if you are a skating judge). In the end I guess we all just sew what we can in the time that we have.