Ok, so I was being really good about limiting my fabric intake. But, well, then I happened to come across some really great pieces that just had to come live in my stash. And this seemed to happen a every time I went to a fabric store to pick up some thread, or at every amazing online sale I got an add for recently. A few trips to the LA garment district didn’t help much. Add to that the fact that I haven’t been very good about taking pictures of late, so now the backlog of fabric buys really looks like a lot. This is several months of fabric collecting at work here…. I have so many things I want to make! I expect an explosion of projects once skating sewing is finished.
From Fabric Mart:
|Fabric Mart had so many good sales! I kept finding good stuff I want to sew.
Left (top to bottom): Teal poly jacquard, black wool weather-proof coating, orchid wool suiting.
Right: ITY knit prints and coral cotton sateen.
|Top: Silver foil dot knit, green/black ponte knit print.
Bottom: Blue/black ponte knit print, teal ponte knit.
|Textured, multicolored linen.|
|Ribbed knit in black and white, and ponte in blue, teal, and black.
(Also, I got a jackpot end of bolt notice – sweet! Usually I am the next person in line after it is gone.)
|Fused leather. This stuff is lovely! It is actually more of a grey/steel/blue-ish color in person.|
|Some white Bemberg for lining.|
From Fashion Fabrics Club:
|Left: Teal textured cotton jacquard.
Right: Snake print poly brocade.
Bottom: Brown/teal houndstooth silk suiting.
From Jo-Ann and Hancock Fabrics:
|Left (top to bottom): Black ponte, blue/green striped poly, purple stripe ponte, lilac lace.
Right (top to bottom): Tan cotton twill, ombre nylon coating, black linen-like coated poly.
To be fair, my mom did buy me some of this as a gift…
|Left: Bright lace from Jo-Ann.
Right: Knit lining & rayon suiting from Hancock.
From Yardage Town in San Diego:
|This poly chiffon print was too pretty to leave behind.|
From Michael Levine Loft:
|Purple sweater knit, grey striped ponte, aqua/white striped jersey, teal poly suiting.|
|Jersey knits in lots of colors. Love the teal stripes!
Going to have to pick a good pattern for that one.
|Tribal ITY prints. Going to make some wrap dresses I think.|
|Grey suiting, navy textured ponte, and some Green Lantern.|
From LA Fashion District:
|Sequin fabric! Silk jacquard (60″ wide too!), and teal and black poly/wool blend coatings.
Also, fancy buttons (just $0.50 each!) and buckles.
|Blue spandex, and some sequin stretch fabrics. For skating/leggings/fancy stuff.|
|Ponte knit print and more black. The print was only $3/yard! Score!
It is the perfect weight and texture, and washed like a dream.
To be entirely fair, some of this had already been sewn up, and some of it at least has patterns traced, ready to go. Others are for projects I have been thinking about for a while. I had no ponte in the stash (none – can you believe it?), so I was filling a hole too. And nearly all of this was bought with a specific project in mind. Of course, I don’t exactly have a ton of time to work on any of my planed projects for these fabrics right at the moment, but I am hoping I can sneak in at least a little bit of selfish sewing sometime in the next few months… At least an easy knit top or something. Until then I can think and plan ahead for my inevitable end-of-summer sewing frenzy.