My major problem with blogging isn’t having something to write about. It’s taking pictures of all the things I have to write about, and then uploading them to the computer. I really hate doing it when I could be reading all the other sewing/craft blogs out there. Reading and commenting is a lot more fun than actually doing sometimes. Over the past few months I’ve been “collecting” or hoarding if you will, fabric and notions. A lot of the stuff I’ve bought or been gifted has been vintage.
Here are some recent vintage fabric finds:
On the left, 45” floral silky, shiny fabric of some sort. This piece is my mom’s. Any suggestions on what she should make? And on the right, 35” floral cotton? I think. I haven’t done a burn test yet. I’m thinking another sheath dress.
Non-vintage swapmeet fabric.
I love this tie-dyed jersey. It feels beautiful. And it was $1.50/yard I think. Probably rayon/cotton/spandex blend. I want to make a maxi dress with it.
This pattern perhaps? It's already in my stash:
This cotton gauzy fabric print on the left is for a man’s Hawaiian-style shirt. You’ll see the finished product sometime in June. The fabric on the right is my mom's but I'm starting to covet it. Another $1.50/yd swapmeet find. It's a beautiful cotton/spandex sateen, my favorite fabric to work with. We're thinking a slim dress or an a-line skirt.
Three more swapmeet fabrics. The first is a real batik. I think it was a tablecloth at one point. There are a few tiny holes that I could cut around. I have no idea what to make with it though. It's not really my style, but I couldn't pass it up for a whole dollar. The second is hard to see, but it is a bottom weight stretch gabardine. It is black and has a bit of luster to to. I would love to make a pair of BurdaStyle slim pants with it, but I don't know when I'll ever have time. The last fabric is a really pretty border print plain weave cotton (see my textile class has become real handy). It's my mom's but since we bought it recently, I thought I would show it off.
This last piece is a stretch lace. I'm planning on an oversized drop shoulder blouse to wear over a tank top. I made a pattern from a Michael Starr shirt that I will use. I would like to bind the neckline and sleeves with a satin bias binding. I wish I had a binding foot.
Well, that’s all I have right now. So much more to show later if I can actually make time to take picture of it .