Saturday, May 30, 2009

Houston Fabric Part II

So this is part two of the Houston Haul from my husband.

First, he knows I've been obsessed with jeans lately. This is two yards of 12oz. black stretch denim. It has already been washed.


This is an interesting cut of fabric. It's like a crinkly woven but I think it's a knit. It has four-way stretch but not as much in one direction. It's not as RED! PINK! ORANGE! as it shows in the photo. I mean, it's bright- don't get me wrong, but this photo is hard to look at.



This is also interesting. I thought it was a sweater knit but it's not a knit at all. The top fibers are chenille but the back is more like a woven backing. I have no idea what it will be made into.


Here's the back. I'm pretty sure that I've seen this kind of backing on upholstery fabrics.



This is a rayon/lycra knit. The stripes are quite wide. I'm thinking this will make a cozy turtleneck for the winter.



Another knit. It's an organic cotton.



This he found in the remnant bin. The color is darker and deeper than this photo shows.



I did find the faded line. It's one line where it was folded and it's only on one side. I think I can work around that, thank you very much.



A bottomweight pique. It's cotton/lycra. I'm thinking a skirt from the June 2009 BWOF. You know the one, the one that's a faux wrap shirt.


A Ralph Lauren twill. I want to make this into a set of capri pants. It's nice and soft.



This is an odd one too. It's coated on one side like almost laminated. It's a coated poplin. As you can imagine, it has a lot of body and zero drape. Maybe a jackety-shirt? It's hard because it's lightweight poplin. Hmmmmm . . .



This is not from the Houston Haul but it's new. I got one of those, "Hey Dawn, I know you sew. I'm cleaning out my closets and I'll never use this, do you want it?" emails. Hell, yes I want it. This is a wool flannel as you can see. There are several yards of this.



A cotton (?) gauze. This would make a great summery tunic.



I've been looking for a piece of wool like this to make a new plaid pencil skirt. This is perfect and it was free! Even better! She must have had the same plans because there is just enough for a pencil skirt and the red Ambiance lining was there too.



That's it. That should keep me busy for a while. He won't have any time next time he goes to Houston. This will keep me busy. Oh, and to answer a few questions. I usually have him buy me two yards. That is more than enough for a top, pants, and most dresses. He buys this stuff at High Fashion Fabrics. We are a big fan of that store.

17 comments:

window dressing said...

Wow, it's so cool that your husband buys you fabric on trips. I would prefer that to trinkets any day. Lucky girl.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say thanks for a great blog. I. Love. To. Sew. Too!. Your blog is in my top 3 favorite inspirational sewing blog.

Lisa said...

I need to train my husband up to go fabric shopping lol . You lucky lady .

Sarah said...

I took my partner into a fabric shop a month ago and he stood frozen to the spot like a rabbit in the headlights. Totally out of his comfort zone. I must indoctrinate him slowly....Your fabrics are lovely. I look forward to seeing what you make with them.

eword10 said...

Does your husband have a single brother? I'm just saying... Maybe the apple doesn't fall from the other apple.

Elaray said...

A husband who buys fabric! That is so great! He should start a training school men with wives or girlfriends who sew.

Anonymous said...

You have the best husband ever, you lucky woman!!

JoanneM said...

Dawn,
Great fabrics! The coated poplin would like great in
11/2008/134-shorter version trenchcoat/jacket with a tie belt and no buttons. Love the plaid,love plaid skirts!

marysews said...

The first oddball looks like it might be a raschel knit for upholstery. The second one might be for drapery.

AllisonC said...

Phew that's quite a haul - look forward to seeing what this all turns into....

LaKaribane said...

Dawn, I think this is what is commonly known as "Fabric Porn".

I'm with Elaray, if your husband ever wants to branch out and make 3-day seminars on fabric shopping, he's going to make a killing.

Love the denim, the org cotton and the pique, too cute.

Myra said...

Wow, HF is nice, we are from Houston and bought formalwear fabrics there.

Andrea said...

Your husband did a awesome job!! You have a lot of great looking fabric to work with.

Michelle said...

You have your DH and friends trained well! Christmas in May for you. I have enjoyed reading your blog and reviews on Jalie and BWOF. Very inspiring!

Paulette said...

LOVE the RED!PINK!ORANGE! crinkly woven fabric!! Does hubby take requests from your friends?! (thinking stretch denim here...dark wash...) :)

Gail said...

Wow - my husband wouldn't have that eye. I love the red and purple wool.

Fawn said...

I actually have purchased that same pink, orange, and red fabric! My sewing machine didn't like the texture very much, but YMMV.
I made BWOF 10-2008-117 (with the twisted bubble skirt). It looks kind of like an ice skating costume...