Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gotta love those friends!

Okay, I'll be posting regularly again for two weeks. I'll actually start participating in the Jeans Sew Along too (gasp!). Look at this great fabric my friends gave me. This fabric is from Paulette. The blue/purple on top is a beautiful cotton woven. It's a very loose weave. I should have asked her what kind of weave it was but it's super cool and airy. The purple/black/green is a cotton knit from her stash. I was ogling it and she made me take it! Damn that woman! I think I'm going to try to squeeze out a knit dress. Maybe another Burda wrap dress? I wear that thing all the time. The bottom left (blue/purple/pink) is a polyester (right, Paulette??) lining fabric. I'll be using it for a lining on something too. It's just way too fun to hide under a skirt so it'll be a jacket lining or something.


Then Karen sent me this fan-freaking-tastic silk duppioni from her stash with matching vintage buttons!!! It's totally my colors with the burgundy, red, rust, and lavender. I love, love, love it. I may make it into a shirt dress like Karen suggested. Wouldn't a bias placket be fun running down the front??



Thanks guys! For the next two weeks, I'll be sewing and posting away!

8 comments:

angie.a said...

Aw, you gotta love sewers. Er, sewists. Sewers stink. :P

How're you doin? You never call, you never write. (haha, I'll email later!)

Kristine said...

Wow, you're one lucky and loved sewing blogger! I really, really need to get moving on the jeans, too. This is like the 800th time I've said so, procrastination reigns supreme...
Like Angie said, I miss our emails!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the bias belt carriers. Pop in at your local Goodwill to see what belts you can find to audition cheaply. Also check cowboy/equestrian/saddle shops.

ch

Paulette said...

Hey girl.....

the lining is polyester and the print is some sort of blend - may have wool in it - came from F&N. Have fun with that! :)

Bunny said...

You've got some great inspiration there and some great friends too! Glad to have you back!

Karen said...

I'm embarrassed, I looked at the first fabric photo, ooh'd and aah'd appropriately, then looked at the second one and thought, "Oh, that's pretty, Dawn will look good in that."

Duh. That would be WHY I SENT IT. It that silk looks way better in your stash than it ever did in mine!

Anonymous said...

I saw a great vintage cheong sam dress made up in striped dupioni - that style would look great on you.

Vivienne

sewabeginner said...

We all need friends. Hope you're doing ok. I am jealous of your fabrics. ;)