Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fun Fabrics!

Our local fabric boutique, Seams Like Home, is having a great sale. She's trying to clear out some of the older stuff to make way for the new stuff. I stopped by on my way to work and bought this stuff.


Silk suiting. It's so pretty. I bought 3 yards and I'm not sure what I'll make with it.



Here's a close-up of the weave. Too bad I don't like jackets because this one would be kick ass.



This is a cotton knit with a large scale print. It's grey, black, and red on a heathered grey. Maybe another Jalie Cardigan?



This is a wool/mohair knit. It's a very open weave. If you look closely, you can see my hand underneath. I'm not sure what to do with this one. Another Simplicity cardi??



I also bought some random buttons. They were 10 packs for a $1. I picked out several metal ones and some pink and yellow ones for my girls.



And, last but not least, I bought this KwikSew pattern. This dress is so me. I can see myself in the orange and green one.

14 comments:

Amy said...

I'm totally drooling over that silk suiting. It looks wonderful!

Rachel said...

From your photos, I think the silk suiting would look lovely made up into the dress!

Kristine said...

3 yards, huh? I think you only need 2. Hmmm... what do I have that you would like??? "Seams Like Home" looks like a great fabric store!

Little Hunting Creek said...

yum, silk suiting - are you sure you hate jackets? How about a 60's style sheath dress with a little jacket?

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see what you make. That is gorgeous fabric!!!

Rose said...

You're fortunate to have a good shop for garment fabric. Good choices!

BConky said...

I bought it for my daughter, so cute.

NGLaLALa said...

What great buys!

Jane M said...

That silk suiting is TDF! Yes, it is frustrating that you don't like to wear jackets because that would be awesome. But the colors will looks wonderful on you no matter what you do with it. I almost gasped when I saw the large scale cotten knit with the grays, black and red. One of my friends here in FL just bought it from Vogue Fabrics and we were having a discussion about what to make with it. I'll be so curious to see what you decide.

Summerlea said...

Hi, I wondered if you could help me source denim for jeans. I checked out fabrics.com but they don't list the denim weight. Have you used their denim, or is there another denim you'd recommend? The only heavy denim I've found locally is $20/yd and up!

Thanks so much!

lorenakitty said...

Hey, I like what Rachel said - the dress would great in that gorgeous silk! Perfect with the new black Jalie cardi too.

Bunny said...

That silk suiting is just wow. Please, please start wearing jackets. Or just sell them on Etsy. You could have your creative outlet and then be done with it and still have a few bucks in your pocket for more fabric.
You are so lucky to have such a great store nearby.

Adrienne said...

I have that third fabric and LOVE IT! it would be great as a cardigan!

deb said...

Oh my, that silk suiting is one of the most beautiful fabrics I've ever seen! Can't wait to see the finished result you sew with it.