Have you ever picked the pattern out, mentally gone through your notions and button collections and even thought of the "perfect" embellishment for the garments?
Have you ever "seen" additional pieces in your mind made from the same piece of fabric, as well as a coordinating fabric that's been bugging the heck out of you! Because you just knew that this piece of fabric would be in your collection to the end of all time?
And finally, have you ever imagined all of those pieces completely sewn, finished and hanging in your closet?
Well, have you?
Today I did just that! I had a few minutes, somehow carved out of an ultra-busy day, to daydream...and I put together an entire 5 piece "core" wardrobe in my head. I was sooooo excited! I kept running the possibilities through my mind...coordinating these new pieces with some existing wardrobe pieces...and can I say it again, I was just soooooo excited! These new pieces were completely doable. They would play nice with some existing pieces and add some needed flexibility to my work wardrobe...but there was just one hitch!
The base fabric...the one I was dreaming and slobbering over...the main ingredient in the collection...the piece that made it ALL possible...was still on Fabric Mart's site!
That's right, I built an entire mini wardrobe around a piece of fabric that wasn't even in my posession! Now do you realize how sick this is? Do you realize how far my addiction has taken me? So you know what I did, right? Yes, I exhaled...I relaxed, released and let go and bought the damn thing! *LOL*
Eleven yards...can I say it for you again...Eleven yards...one more time...Eleven yards later...I'm left wondering what happened to fabric restraint! Ummmm, storage issues! Or how about sewing with what's already in the collection...*sigh*
So do you wanna see what tortured yet inspired me today:
This lovely inexpensive herringbone acetate and rayon blend from Fabric Mart! And before you get your noses out of joint...I know it's an inexpensive fabric...and I know that its not going to have any of those amazing properties that natural fabrics do...BUT some of my best work suits are made from these hardworking, won't wrinkle, won't bend...can do anything to them and they still look good after 12 hours in them, suits!
Here is the main pattern:
Vintage baby...yes! This is Vogue 7180 - pattern description - Semi-fitted jacket has rolled collar and full length sleeves; welt trim. Slim dress with contrast double breasted bodice has self belt...(I don't know about the belt)...but isn't this kewl!
So the question for today is..."Have You Ever?!"