Friday, February 24, 2012

My Fabric Addiction has run amok...

...absolutely and totally run amok...


The Fabric Mart daily sales are killin' me.  Seriously, every day they put another fabrication on sale for a great price...for that day only!  So for the last few weeks, a box a week has been arriving at my home.  One box a week with 2 to 3 pieces in it...means I'm starting to accumulate quite a bit of fabric.  Fabric that is now sitting on top of several bins because I still haven't bought the shelves to take the fabric out of the bins.  Maybe I should make that a priority, huh?


Do you see the conundrum here?  I truly don't need another piece of fabric but my off switch just isn't working because a large box of beautiful pontes and knits arrived earlier this week from Sawyer Brook...and I know another package of pontes is coming from Marcy Tilton soon.  See what I mean?  Too much coming in...too much accumulating...


So you wanna see what I got?!  *LOL*


Magnolia knit

Pinky coral ponte

Border print linen
(its a border print people, of course I bought it!)

all of these pieces are from Sawyer Brook and 
they are Subscriber Exclusives which hopefully 
will be available to the general public soon


Just want you to know that I'm not really complaining about the fabric that I've purchased recently...I just need to make a public confession every now and then to keep myself honest.


Since it's the weekend, I'll be working on The McQueen Dress.  I was going to start working on it last Monday but I needed to think through the steps on how to construct the dress.  I even briefly considered making a muslin to work out my collar issues but you know how much I hate sewing muslins.  


So since I also have some dark navy wool crepe, my black one will be my wearable muslin, if necessary...but if everything works...I'll move onto my next project.  If it doesn't and I need to redo something, I'll use the navy blue wool crepe...either way, I'll end up with a wearable dress.  

The last thing I need to do is go through the pattern collection (one more time) and find a faux welt pocket to use on the left shoulder/breast area for the dress.  I'm starting to get excited about the dress because I think I've worked out the construction process for the collar and if it works it's gonna be fabu!  Finally, it's nice to have two days to work on this dress so that I can concentrate and not rush through the process.  Hopefully I will end up with a wonderful garment at the end of the weekend.


...as always, more later!

24 comments:

  1. I cant wait to see it.. Know it will be beautiful..
    Oh..the newly bought fabrics are beautiful.. I love everyone of them.
    I am "trying" my best to start using up fabric in my overflowing stash..But I love fabric soooo much, it keeps coming home with me.ha
    Love your blog and love seeing all the new items you sew.. So encouraging.

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  2. I love all the fabrics so can understand why you couldn't resist.

    Good luck with your sewing project this weekend.

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  3. Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! Well, at least they are beauties!

    I still haven't ordered from FM this year, though I have a list. I have ordered from Marcy, and EOS, so I'm not saint!

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  4. Pretty fabric haul and those buttons are perfect for that fabric.

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  5. I'm going to have to stalk the sight until that magnolia one is available. It is soooo gorgeous! Can't wait to see what your productive weekend will produce.

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  6. Tsk, tsk, tsk! But that coral is beautiful!!!!!

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  7. The fabrics are beautiful! - of course you had to have them!
    Can't wait to see your dress - sounds intriguing.

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  8. I couldn't have resisted either! Great choices!

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  9. Yes, Fabric Mart is evil! And so is Fabric.com... I ordered some silk suiting and totally fell even more in love with it after it arrived. Then the next day Fabric.com goes and offers the remaining supplies (by that time sold out of the colors I had ordered) for $3.99/yard! So, more will be on its way soon. Evil, evil... Guess I am glad to know it isn't just me who has been seriously stashing lately.

    Also, can't wait to see your new dress!

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  10. I have to ask: If you are going to take the trouble to do the precision work of the welts, then why not have a functioning pocket? Seems to me you're not saving any work here, really, not the hard work anyway,

    Beautiful fabrics, BTW.

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  11. Oh, this is all gorgeous. How could you pass it up? I'm having the same kind of moment with lingerie.

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  12. I hear what you say!!!!! I can not resist the siren call of cloth. Fabric.com just sent me a voucher for 15% off to reward me for being a regular purchaser so I had to look back over my account.

    I commenced sewing back in October and made my first purchase in November and worked out I have placed an order every week since!!

    I am particularly envious of your first one - the beautiful pansy knit .. I am drooling... I am eager to see what you make with it - AND the border print - LOVE border prints.

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  13. Your new fabrics are beautiful! Who could have resisted? I will now be trolling Sawyer Brook to see if they are putting them on general sale;-)

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  14. You are killing me! The coral ponte, the linen border print. Oh my goodness. I am heading to the site now. As you would write, "Day-um."

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  15. Oh my. That floral knit is so gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you make with that!

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  16. I love looking at your fabric purchases! So beautiful. I'm on a fabric 'fast' right now, since the sewing room AND the garage are bursting at the seams (lol). Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Is there a colour you don't wear? Here is how I don't buy more fabric, I don't go to online fabric stores and look at it. Works for me!

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  18. Life is short, if you enjoy collecting fabric as well as sewing it up...I say collect away!

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  19. You are completely excused for buying this fabric- I could not have resisted it, either. Beautiful! And the buttons...!

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  20. I know, I know what you mean about evil Fabric Mart! I FINALLY succumbed when they had the wool knits on sale. But your magenta knit is TDF and how did I miss that? Guess I'll be stalking FabricMart everyday now. I know you're going to make something gorgeous out of those fabrics, so I can't wait to see the end results!

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  21. You deserve the fabric you ordered. Your production is equal to the buys so enjoy, guilt free! I've been successful in not ordering, but have been sorely tempted. I cant wait to see your McQueen dress. You are truly amazing. Love your creations.

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  22. The Magnolia knit is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you have planned for those.

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  23. oh, oh, oh ... those fabrics are amazing. Live that flral knit and the coral ponte!

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  24. Those fabrics are beautiful no wonder you couldn't say no after all you are only human.

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