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)