Friday, August 30, 2019

Fabric Stashing with Fabricland

The excellent news in these parts is that the imminent closure of our local Fabricland has been changed into the upcoming MOVE of our Fabricland! They've found a new location in our city, and let me tell you, the multitude of sewists here could not be more pleased.

There are still some pretty good sales happening though, since they have to downsize for the new space and move everything! I have been pretty good this year about buying new fabric, well, at least until the original closure was announced. This week I popped in to buy some D-rings for my upcoming fall project (I'll be using an olive-y green silk that I picked up at a garage sale last year, so the silver D-rings I already have don't work!)

But then I checked out the clearance tables, which had a 50% the clearance price deal happening. And I found some amazing things, I just couldn't pass them up.

First I saw this quilting cotton and the print just sold me immediately. I didn't know who Nathalie Lété was until I looked her up after buying this. I had no idea she was such a popular artist! I'm thinking maybe the Anna Dress for this.

And I found some poly-rayon heavy ponte in bright red. I feel the need for a winter dress in red, perhaps another Vogue 9022 or something from a Burda magazine.

Then I came across this cotton (I think) sateen with an amazing bronze/burgundy mid-century modern feel to it. I don't know what to do with this, but I had to have it. Gorgeousness for $2.50/m, irresistible!

Finally, I picked up this upholstery fabric that I've been looking at for a while, but now that it was half off the $5/m sale price I had to buy it. I think it's a poly/linen/rayon blend, and the weight and drape is lovely.

Plus I adore houndstooth. I am thinking about a suit made from patterns from my most recent Burda mags -- a straight skirt and one of these two jackets - the Button Up Blazer on the left, or the little jacket with a bow at the collar on the right.

So there it is, lots of ideas for fall sewing! I have a few more transitional pieces I want to make before I get into the heavier fall/winter things though, so I'll have more to share soon :)

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