Monday, March 11, 2013
To be fair, there are two pieces of stash fabric in this pile: a striped double-sided cotton and something called "linen look", which is basically cotton. But the rest were all acquired at the sale: two lengths of tencel in charcoal and cream, two different Italian linens (one denim blue, the other a lighter washed-out shade), and a cream of wheat coloured linen jersey.
Overall, I think I did pretty well. Because it was a sale, I decided to forgo more reasonably priced fabrics and go straight for the (usually) prohibitively expensive gems, like the linens. I managed to stay within $20 of my budget, and I had already assigned garments to each fabric before I even bought them. So all in all, this was a well-thought out and economically ok bit of fabric indulgence.
As for the blue...I'm not sure what it is, but when I'm in a fabric store, I naturally gravitate towards blue fabric. Even when it's not even remotely what I'm looking for, or suited to the project in mind. Maybe because so many nice, natural fabrics come in blue (linen, chambray, voile, denim)? Who knows. At any rate, my spring and summer projects will be dominated by these cool, faded shades.
Here are some of the projects the fabric is destined for:
a. Vogue 1247 Rachel Comey top
b. McCalls 6702 Blouse (sleeveless)
c. McCalls 6605 Top (short-sleeved)
d. McCalls 6605 Top (long-sleeved)
e. McCalls 6702 Blouse (long-sleeved)
f. Salme Pattern Loose Fitting Pleated T-Shirt
A few of these will require some modifications, but more on that when they're in progress/done. For now, I'm happy that the fabric is bought and pre-shrunk, and the patterns have all been matched to their respective fabric (hard part's over, right?).