Friday, December 16, 2011

The Last Fabric Purchase of 2011

Yes, this is my last fabric purchase of 2011.  It's the 16th of December. Christmas is in 9 days and after that it's Christmas Week and New Years Day 2012.  I can guarantee you that there will be no more fabric purchases until the new year...like in 2 weeks!  *LOL*




This is 5.5 yards of a grey/pewter tropical weight wool gabardine and 3 yards of a periwinkle blue tropical weight wool gabardine and I'm thrilled with both.  This was purchased to go with the lavender felted wool jersey:




These aren't the heaviest weight wools but with a lining and some tights they will be fine...especially since I'm hot all the dayum time now!  I really like the smooth hand of these gabs...much better in person than I even imagined...and they will be perfect for a pair of pants, a straight skirt and a sleeveless sheath from my TNT dress pattern.  Good, solid work garments that will be well used.


Even though I'm chomping at the bit to start sewing for me, I will be making scarves this weekend.  I need a few Christmas gifts for work and I can't go back in on Monday empty-handed.


BTW, I picked up a couple of Oliver + S dress patterns.  I'm sure that next year there will be some little girl's dresses coming out of my sewing machine and I'm a little excited.  It's been years (especially since my baby girl is now 22!) since I've made little girl's anything so I'm really looking forward to creating precious pieces.


...as always, more later!


(my youngest daughter in my sewing room)

13 comments:

  1. As if you really need to ever buy anymore fabric! I hope to do some sewing tomorrow. The knee is getting better. BTW your daughter is very attractive. Like mother, like daughter!

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  2. Little girl things are so fun to sew! Good luck with the scarves this weekend!

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  3. I hear you about being hot all the time! Ever since my inner child started playing with fire I've given up on wearing anything that isn't cotton/linen/silk/rayon. I'm so glad I can sew! I've been taking a herbal tablet called Remifemin, recommended by my doctor, and it has made a big difference (but it took 6 weeks)

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  4. I had a feeling you would enjoy sewing up those little dresses and tiny garments. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have you ever done any smocking?

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  5. I took the day off to do some xmas shopping, but after reading this post, it reminds me that I could use some end of the year fabric...lol I have purchased so many children patterns in the hopes of making garments for the great nieces & nephews, but have yet to do it.

    Pretty young lady and does she sew as well..?

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  6. Oliver+s patterns are fun to sew. It will be fun to see how you interpret them.

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  7. I love making little dresses for my six granddaughters. I make things for the boys but it's just not as fun. Good luck on not buying fabric during the after Christmas sales. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  8. The gabs look lovely. Are you going to show us the scarves?

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  9. "Last fabric purchase for 2011"...no, there is miillleeeesssss of time left yet to grab a few more much needed metres. And there is always the hope that Santa is listening...

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  10. Oh, where did you get these? And does the store have any more of that grey/pewter stuff left? It's lovely!!!

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  11. Your daughter is the spitting image of you.

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  12. Little girl outfits - definitely more interesting to sew than little boy outfits! But that goes for womenswear vs menswear I think too...

    Oh, and when I saw the picture of your daughter at the end, I was thinking to myself, "Carolyn looks different in that picture, what is it?" - and then I read the caption and realised it was your daughter - she is the spit of you!

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