I find something magical about looking a new pile of fabric. I mean, yes, you've spent your money on it and will invest your time to make fabulous pieces for your wardrobe, but it's the potential of brand new fabric that I find enchanting. Even when I've already picked projects for each, I still find it so.
Gah! Look at that glorious rainbow!! After many mishaps, I have disciplined myself to shop within my palette in order to ensure that everything I make is loved and worn. Closet orphans make me sad :( Plus, when I sew within my palette, everything goes together easily making early morning outfit selection less of a crap shoot! LOL!
Starting in the middle of the pile are two lovely rose printed ponte knits. Do you know how tricky it is to find printed knits NOT on a black background? It's much like trying to find the Holy Grail. I don't really wear or like black so I often have to bow out of pretty prints due to the background colour. I did luck out here, though! Both of these gorgeous granny prints are on navy backgrounds. Lady Skater, I'm looking at you!
Talk about a hypocrite! LOL! It's true that I rarely wear black and shy away from it normally, but that darn .Jane Sassaman went and designed all these fabulous prints and seduced me! It figures that the one I bought is the one with the black background. Jeesh. This beauty will be a Laurel dress. Hot pink tights, anyone?
OK, it's freezing here and has been snowing steadily for the last 4 days. Thank goodness I don't live in Buffalo! Those poor buggers have over 4 ft of snow! Renfew tops - both plain and with the cowl neck - are a major piece of my cold weather uniform. I've made 4 this year and plan on adding at least 4 more. These lovely navy knit prints (aren't the hearts so cute?!) will be cowl neck versions. Yum!
Oh, red. I love you so much! Even when I deviated into Pink Land, I still loved you. You are happy and cheerful and a terrific neutral. That one in the middle is a delicious cherry red stretch twill that is destined to become a pair of sassy cigarette pants. I blame Winnie.
That glorious fabric at the top is, of course, Millefiore Red by Kaffe Fassett. He makes glorious fabrics but I'm too scaredy cat to cut into them because they're so pretty. But this one? This lovely red print (see it up there?) I had to buy it because of this dress:
Gorgeous, right? I love it! I can accent it with about a zillion colours too. Oh, Laurel dress, you are just the perfect dress and tunic pattern for me. Especially since I craftily figured out how to make you without a zipper. Muah ha ha!
See that pretty lady at the bottom? Yup. Another granny rose print insanity but she will go beautifully with my red trousers, right? Plus about a zillion other lovelies in my wardrobe. Sorbetto, my reliable, wonderful Sorbetto, avec Washi sleeves will be just the one for her.
What are you sewing lately? Anything cozy on the needles?