Friday, October 9, 2015

Fabric Haul

So I have this little problem.  Along with a new 'sewing addiction', inevitably there comes the 'fabric addiction'.  Gahhh...there's just too many gorgeous fabrics out there.  A swathe of prints and colours and textures and...well the list goes on.  I now spend many an hour perusing different websites and imagining what I could make from all the lovely offerings available.  This bundle in the photo above arrived in the mail today, fabric I bought from the nicest online store around, Kelani Fabric, which quite fittingly, their by-line reads 'Fabric Obsession.'  Oh, so true. 

This stash was bought the other night, while sitting up in bed and chatting via email to the lovely Kiki who lives on the other side of the world from me.  I have ideas of what to do with all of it, every little scrap will go towards new garments for my little girl.  Yes, I know I need to start sewing things for my boys, just to make it fair, but somehow all these little dress patterns are just too cute to resist.  I will get around to it, I promise.
I also bought this pattern.  I am going to make this little pinafore, no doubt a dozen times over, because it is really simple, and will be great for summer (apparently we are in for a really hot one...boo!)  It's great because of it's simple style and that it calls for two different fabrics, the main fabric and a contrasting facing and front pocket, which will mean lots of lovely variations.  For my first attempt I have bought these two....
I will make the dress in the bird fabric and the stripes will be on the inside and on the front pocket.
There are a few patterns I have that I can do with these mushrooms, just haven't decided yet!
For some reason I seem to have an obsession with elephants at the moment (!) as I made a skirt for myself this week, which I shall give you a sneaky peek at very soon, but I am thinking a dress in this one.  I love the apples!
This is another cotton/linen blend and I did buy it to make this little dress again, you know, the one with the sailor collar and the ballerina fabric that I did the other week, but that could very well change.

Anyway, I have enough here to keep me busy for a couple of weeks!  Any of these you prefer?






7 comments:

  1. lovely
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  2. Omg I cannot wait to see your little one in some of these! Have you thought about little doll clothes for the scraps? Maybe even the boys have army toys or bears that need pillows and shirts? haha Oh wait, I have an email from you. Maybe there are answers there? (; Off to check my email! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. No I hadn't thought of dolls clothes! What a great idea. I was thinking about whether I could save my scraps up for quilts. I have a nice sewing magazine that focuses mainly quilts but it gives some great tips for beginners for making quilts. It also has the cutest pattern for a toy bunny which I think I will definitely do!

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  3. I love fabric too... if only I could sew ; )

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    1. I was buying fabric before I could sew! There's some beautiful prints out there!

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  4. Fabric is the best fun to look at, touch, buy, use, admire, hang up just so it can be enjoyed. I have enough of the lovely stuff to make a dozen or more quilts--it'll never happen but the fabric is so fun to have around !~! I' ve been making potholders and trivets this past week and it has been loads of fun to make small, easily finished pieces.

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