What does this have to do with the title of the post? Friday morning I was reading my email on the bus and flipped into Fabric Mart's site after reading an email from them. To be perfectly honest, I flip into Fabric Mart's site at least once a day...and 90% of the time I flip out without purchasing a thing. But this time, when I saw this fabric, it wasn't just speaking to me, it was shouting at me!
I was on my iPad on the bus so I flipped out of the site...but I couldn't get the fabric out of my mind. I just knew that I needed 10 yards of it and before the bus pulled into Port Authority in New York City I had planned out the items I wanted to make from the fabric. I had also gone through my fabric collection mentally and pulled some coordinating fabric pieces to use with the base fabric.
By the time I got to work I was itching to purchase the fabric. Of course, I had to do a few work related things...really didn't they know I had fabric to buy!?! But I have to keep my handlers at my day job happy or I won't have an income to continue to buy fabric...y'know what I mean?! *LOL* I got around to purchasing the fabric at 9:30am. So imagine my surprise when I got the email later that afternoon that the fabric had shipped. Now that's customer service! Yes!!!
Even better, the fabric arrived Saturday afternoon...Shams I'm telling you I love Fabric Mart way more than you do girl! So when I should have been sewing, I was pulling patterns, coordinating other pieces from the fabric collection and dreaming up an entirely new wardrobe.
As with other magpies, I love new and shiny things...and I couldn't possibly let this fabric sit. So after the dress I'm working on is finished, I will be working on these pieces...and I'm so excited! A picture of the coordinating fabrics is below:
Ivory Poly Crepe base fabric with coordinating fabrics
Acrylic "missoni-type" pink/brown fabric, ivory wool/silk blend plaid
brown ikat ltwt linen, blue print cotton/silk blend,
silky beige & taupe print and a printed pink/magenta cotton voile
I'm using some new patterns and some TNT patterns for this wardrobe. I know I need a better title than "The Ten Yard Adventure" but that's what I'm rolling with right now. Once I've started working on the pieces, I will list pattern and fabric combos and possible additional fabrics cause already I'm thinking of more combos...but now I need to get back to the dress.
....as always, more later!