Saturday, 10 March 2012

In sewing news today...

OMG! Could I ever relate to Elizabeth's tale about fabric shopping over at SEWN.

I too went into a fabric store yesterday, not for lining, for the fabric that my niece picked out for her grad dress. And yes, I also came out with significantly more, including lining.

Fabricland is having a Customer Appreciation Sale this weekend. And I was like a kid in a candy store.  Oooo, all those colours, bright beautiful colours turning the store into a happy place with reminders that spring is on its way. If I weren't so tired I would have spent more time in there.

I bought this royal blue stretch sateen that I am thinking would look lovely made into Vogue 1233. I also picked up matching blue lining.

This bright blue 100% cotton fabric is for the Burda Style 7215 skirt, version A.

And when I got the fabric home I discovered that it matches the shade of blue found in the yellow print fabric I picked up on a recent trip to the fabric store. Sweet.


This is my favourite fabric score from this shopping trip. It is a 100% cotton swiss dot fabric. And I love the shade of green.

There was also yellow, blue, white, black and pink. It was a tough decision. Okay, maybe not. I do have enough yellow in my fabric stash to keep me going for awhile.

This swiss dot fabric I will save for a blouse. I haven't decided on which one yet. There is enough for a long sleeve blouse though.

And don't worry, I didn't forget to pick up the fabric for my niece's grad dress. I'll have to get busy on cutting it out soon. But it has been a long week and I think I'm going to save it for when I'm in a focussed frame of mind.

And that is all in sewing news today.

Happy Sewing!


2 comments:

  1. I'd really like to see your Vogue 1233- I've been eyeing this pattern and don't see too many reviews of it. Nice fabric haul!

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    1. Thanks. I've read one review on Vogue 1233 that wasn't too favourable but I'm not going to let it discourage me since I made Vogue 1220 and I didn't find the hidden buttons too challenging. I would like to draft a short sleeve for Vogue 1233 though instead of the cap sleeve. I think that is the only change I'm going to make on the pattern.

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