|Nancy's and District Fabric Purchases|
|Sewing Expo Purchases|
This fabric came from District Fabric. It was in the clearance end and was marked at $2.50 a yard! This is one of 3 pieces that Carolyn and I both bought. It was said several times over the weekend - If Carolyn is buying it and I'm drawn to it - I better buy some because she doesn't want to hear it when I grumble that I should have bought some when I see her finished garment. I believe we both plan to make skirts from this piece. It is a fabulous tiny pin cord and it's amazing.
This is another District purchase. I'm pretty sure I have multiple pink floral jerseys - but this one was amazing. So slinky and rich looking. It screamed at me that it needed to be an Appleton in my closet - and so it shall be - hopefully soon!!
Our first stop at Expo was the Tilton booth. I found this lovely floral sateen (sensing a theme?) and started looking for a jersey to pair it with. It wants to be a Washington dress - ever since seeing We Bought a Manor's Washingtons - I have needed to make one. I know I have some black ponte - but I'm hoping I have some black pleather as well.
One of the things I was looking for at Expo was a piece of fabric that would work with the lace I bought at Nancy's. This piece of lace is stunning! I thought the fabric would become a Carolyn Skirt to be worn with a bow blouse. We'll see if that's the pattern I end up using.
This fabric I must have picked up when someone else was having it cut. I purchased it at the Vogue booth and it says shirtdress to me. The fabric is very light so I'll have to make a slip to wear under it. But those roses - lovely! (3rd floral!)
Another fabric that both Carolyn and I both have yardage. Again - I think this one should be a shirtdress. I think Carolyn has different plans for her piece. And at least one other local friend has a piece of this fabric.
The final shared piece of yardage between Carolyn and I. She thinks this should be the middle McCalls dress with the full skirt for me - but I think the fabric might be a bit too thin and slinky for that dress. Pretty sure I would need to underline the bodice in organza to make this work - but would the skirt need to be underlined as well - or could I just wear a slim petticoat under it? If that plan doesn't work - then one of the tops on either side should work for this fabric.
I bought one more piece of fabric. This one was in Billie's and it 's a beautiful black and white sateen with a lovely border print. It has Maggie London printed on the selvedge. Honestly - I've decided that Maggie is my kryptonite - I can rarely walk away from it. Sitting on top of it are my new Kai scissors. I'm hoping to actually use them soon. This fabric also wants to be a shirtdress.
And here are the shirtdress options in my pattern stash. I should be able to find one that works - right?