Friday, February 27, 2015

*Fabric Porn*

Ok, so while down in Virginia visiting my brother in January the local fabric store chain was having a clearance sale.
Fabric calls to me when it's cheap......and when it's $3 or less a yard I listen!  lolz

So I bough a few lengths--


This piece, though it's not usually colors I choose(or the subject matter-horses!), the combination of shades and design spoke to me.  I'll probably make a shirt with this one.

 This design was a bit on the large scale size but I like it.  Unfortunately there isn't enough here to do what I want to do, so I'll have to pair it with another fabric or a solid in these colors.  It's bound to be a shirt or a sundress if I figure out that right companion fabric.



Love the color of this one though the fabric is a bit on the "rough texture" side.  Not sure yet what I'll make with it.


This was the "bargain of the day" at $1 a yard.  It's a rayon challis, very nice quality.   And because it is adorned with swizzle sticks it's screaming to become a "Hawaiian type" shirt! lolz

And then last week Hancock fabrics had a good sale.  Unfortunately they don't have a retail outlet located anywhere around here so I went online to shop the sale.

In celebration of keeping our credit card bill under $600 for February I splurged on 3 more pieces of fabric.  These were about double what I usually spend per yard but rayon is hard to find in great patterns/colors, so I still consider them a deal.....


Black and white Ikat type pattern.


A cool batik but rayon not cotton so it has better flow....and it's purple!


I thought this owl pattern was cute in a rayon fabric.  It turned out the scale of the design was a bit larger than I thought or would have wanted.  But I can make this work anyway.

Now I just have to get on cutting some shirts out and sewing them.
Too bad the fabric buying is so much easier/fun.....lolz

Sluggy



 

8 comments:

  1. I think $3 a yard is a crime I think they will put $1 a yard on my tombstone. But times they are a changing.

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  2. OMG! I love fabric! Theat's a large part of my clutter/hoarding. Yes, buying it and planning what to do with it is the most fun. Actually getting started on the sewing, not so much. Once I get going and get a piece finished, though, is a good feeling. Haven't felt much like sewing recently. It's a depression thing, I' pretty sure.

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  3. I love challis! Sewing can bring me out of the worst funk around.

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  4. Drooling over the swizzle sticks!

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  5. I used to live in fabric stores. No so much in recent years. Those fabrics WERE bargains.

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  6. I'm loving the 1st and the 3rd one.

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