turn away...quickly now because I'm getting ready to gush about the 26 yards of fabric that have arrived here this week. I totally get it that not everyone loves fabric as much as I do. I also understand that collecting fabric is not for everyone...so if you fall into that category, I understand if you click away now.
But for you fabric lovers, you who want to gorge in the lusciousness of new fabric...you who are excited when you see the box on your doorstep and you know the joy that awaits you when you open the box...for you, I have goodies! *LOL*
First up the rayon border print knit ~ is just stunning! I hope you were able to get a piece of it before it sold out because it is awesome!!! And yes, Sheila I will be making a cardigan and top with my piece. Hopefully, the SW Mission Tank with the tie and my TNT Burda cardigan. These pieces will work so well over my black winter skirts or even my black wool crepe pants.
I also bought two wool crepes from Fabric Mart. If you've been reading along for any time you know how much I love, love, love wool crepe. One of these will be a great basic and one is destined to be another fabulous dress. Yes, I know but I LOVE dresses!
The first one is called Taupe by FM but I think of it more as a coffee color. It is a mediumweight wool crepe and will be a wonderful basic in my wardrobe. I bought 4 yards of it...enough to make several basic pieces AND it ain't black! So even though the pieces will be tailored and professional, they won't be boring black!
The second one is a wine tan taupe wool crepe and the way that the fibers are woven make it look like a sleek tweedy fabric. Can you say be still my heart! This is the one that will become a dress aand jacket combination. It is so different from anything else but again in tailored pieces will work in my office yet not look like anything else being worn.
Next I bought some of the Ralph Lauren camel wool. This fabric is sleek, drapable and in the newest, hottest color for fall. I've been drooling over this piece since it showed up on Fabric Mart's site and I already have a plan for it. A jacket from B5147 and the pleated skirt from the October issue of Burda Style. Yes, I've already traced and altered the pattern pieces for this skirt. I seem to have a thing for Burda skirts since this is the second one I've made in two years.
The camel also goes well with this silk twill that I got from Elliott Berman's Columbus Day sale. I love prints. I love brightly colored prints and I've been trying to introduce them subtly into my work wardrobe. I saw this one and fell in love. I hoped it would work with the camel and yes, yes, yes, it does! Dress or top, I haven't decided yet but it will definitely be a part of the RL Camel Wardrobe pieces.
I also bought an embroidered wool crepe from Elliott Berman. I will make a sheath dress from my TNT dress pattern from this fabric. I think that the fabric will be different enough to make a statement and that it will work with the Simplicity jacket IF I ever get it finished!
One of the last two pieces from Fabric Mart was a purple ponte knit. I have no idea what I'm going to do with this piece. I'm just in love with ponte and double knits right now and wanted to have a few in my fabric collection so that when the urge strikes to use one...I have it on hand.
The final fabric is a salt & pepper lt. to midwt knit. This was the first piece in my cart because I got an email from JJill last week highlightling this really cool sweater knit vest. Now JJill makes this vest in a woman's size but why would I pay $89 for this vest when I can make my own for about $15 with a custom fit for me! I won't wear it as casually as it's depicted, but over a black turtleneck and a pair of black pants, it will be perfect for a Casual Friday outfit.
This will be the last big fabric buy for me this year. I'm really getting into the remodel of the Sewing Studio/Bedroom and I need to concentrate on getting the pieces together for it and not more fabric. However, much inspiration arrived tonight...and I think the fabric euphoria will hold for a minute. So keep reading along because new sewn items will be showing up soon...my sleeping mojo has been reawakened and inspired to create!