Thursday, April 26, 2012


My stash continues to grow at an alarming rate. I need to sew more and buy less! But they gave me a coupon. Doesn’t that make it okay?

I bought a few wovens which I normally don’t do. I also bought some fun suitings.

Cotton Voile in a fun paisley teal. I may use this to make a faux CAbi skirt like this one.
Cotton Voile Paisley Teal/Red/Green/Orange

A cotton lawn. Another border print. I’m very into spring right now. These are not normally colors I would wear.
Cotton Lawn Fancy Stripes Orange/White/Green/Brown

A pretty blue and green rayon woven shirting.
Rayon Blend Burnout Shirting Dots Green/Blue

I can never resist a good charcoal gray knit. I bought the jersey and the 1 x 1 rib knit that matches it.
Modal Blend 1 x 1 Rib Knit Black Charcoal Modal Blend Jersey Knit Black Charcoal


I must really be into spring because I never wear pink. Well, except today because I’m wearing pink and I can imagine this wool suiting as an awesome pencil skirt. All the wool suitings are on sale right now. I also bought this black and cream houndstooth.
Wool Suiting Soft Pink Wool Suiting Houndstooth Black/White


I couldn’t resist this raw silk suiting. It’s also a black and cream weave.
Woven Uptown Raw Silk Suiting Black/Cream


This was my most expensive purchase. It’s an animal print nylon for a new swimsuit. I am going out of the state and to nice warm places several times this summer so Momma needs a new, crazy-print swimsuit! Where do you guys find good swimsuit lining material? I have hooks and all the notions, just very little lining fabric.
Nylon Lycra Swimwear/Activewear Animal Print Black/White


Rose said...

Of course, a coupon makes it okay! It's especially okay when you use it for such pretty fabric. Happy sewing!

Eileen said...

If it sits in your stash a while and then you finally make something it is essentially free, right?

Jacqui said...

From brick and mortar, I like the swimsuit lining from JoAnns - it's beefy so nothing shows that shouldn't show. I'm not sure where to buy some good lining online, though.

LauraM said...

I actually bought a few yards from a brick & mortar store out of Kansas that I was refereed to Anne St. Clair, who owns a store called 'Needle Nook Fabrics'.
You can email her, she'll ship no problem, or call her if you want! She is really nice & easy, will answer all your questions too. Her lining was much better than JoAnn's I thought.

marysews said...

If you ever come to Florida, please let me know.

Reethi said...

Nice stash ;) I tend to buy fabric in large bunches when I have no time to sew - it helps me stay connected with my hobby!

BConky said...

Sew Sassy has good swimwear elastic and lining.

Anonymous said...

Annes Fabrics in Hamilton, Canada has great swimsuit notions and lining. And you're not seeing a pic of my stash....