There hasn’t been much sewing going on over the last couple of weeks but there sure has been a lot of fabric added to my Fabric Stash!
Unfortunately I had to go to Perth for work… geez that’s hard for a girl to take when she lives in a remote mining town but someone had to do it and that someone happened to be me along with a few others from work and we suffered the trip in silence…as you do LOL
When a girl’s been locked up in a remote mining town and hits the city there’s one thing that’s sure to happen and that’s SHOPPING!! And shop I did… even in our lunch breaks I was straight down the lift (no lunch for me) and straight into the shops for a little retail therapy.
Besides fabric I needed, yes needed, a pair of shoes for work while I was in Perth (we can’t wear open toe shoes in Perth and I’d look a little silly wearing my purple steel caps in the city) so as soon as the plane landed and we checked into the hotel it was straight into Myers & David Jones to see what I could find. I found these and they were practical, stylish, not too high, comfortable, and they were on sale so that made them even more attractive 🙂
Oh and don’t worry there was plenty of other shopping and items purchased along with these shoes… but I won’t go into all of those as this post is meant to be about fabric… so here we go…
Now let’s move on to the fabric I’ve added to my Fabric Stash
In Perth city centre there’s a Salvation Army store and as I was walking past I noticed a stand in the middle of the entrance with fabric on it and of course I had to pop in and take a little peak… well just have a look at what I found!
Two pieces of gorgeous fabric about 2 1/2 meters each for only $3.99 a piece!
Now that’s what I call a bargain and I couldn’t resist. They just had to come home with me to be loved yet once again.
On my way to the airport in the taxi I planned on going to Spotlight and just have a look what landed in my trolley (along side my suitcase… yes I had my suitcase with me and put it in the shopping trolly so I had both hands free to feel and touch just about every piece of fabric in that store. I was in that store for 2hrs and I was in heaven and if I could have I would have even stayed even longer but I would have missed my flight…. mmm that would have been a shame LOL
Here’s the Fabric haul I got from Spotlight to add to my Fabric Stash:
This is definitely my favorite piece and I’m planning on turning this into a lined pencil skirt and using the pattern that I drafted for myself. I’m also thinking I’d like to use part of the wrong side of the fabric as a feature somehow but not quite sure how yet. If you’ve got any ideas please feel free to share as I’m totally open to ideas. I’m thinking maybe as a side seam feature panel and maybe even a couple of patch pockets on the back… what do you think?
Next up is a piece of stunning suiting fabric in a dark navy/steel grey colour and of course I had to get some matching lining. I’m planning on making a fully lined jacket as I think it will be the perfect weight for our mild winters which are probably more like spring back in my home town on the Gold Coast.
I also couldn’t help myself but purchase some gingham fabric… I might only use this when making a muslin but I’m starting to think I wouldn’t mind actually making this into something that’s fun and wearable… maybe a country style summer dress?
This lace just seemed to be calling me and it had to come home with me as well… I’m thinking this fabric is going to end up being a top for sure… might even be great for the Katherine Tilton Vogue pattern I’m thinking of keeping from the Plus Size Pattern Pyramid I won (by the way I’ll be running a competition here on my site soon so be sure to stay tuned)
Plus while I was in Spotlight I stocked up on quite a few notions and threads as you could imagine and I have to admit I had so much fun in there and could have stayed all day… ah well there’s always next time 🙂
How’s this for a wonderful surprise when I got home!
A parcel had arrived while I was away from my husbands lovely Nanna (Shirley) and Mother (Kerry) and…
The parcel was full of fabric… how lucky & how spoilt am I?
Here’s what was in the parcel…along with a lovely little note from Nanna (Shirley)
First off was this absolutely stunning piece of dusty pink lace from Kerry that she had been in her stash for years along with a co-ordinating lining fabric.
Next up is a gorgeous piece of chiffon! I’m thinking this will make a great blouse to go with the navy/steel grey suiting fabric I just got from Spotlight… perfect compliment I think don’t you?
Oh and more lace… you should have seen the smile on my face going through all this beautiful fabric! This is a piece Kerry (my mother in-law) had in her stash for years as well and she thought I’d love it… and yes she’s right… I LOVE it!
Next up is this fun and funky fabric from Nanna (Shirley)
I just love this fabric, I love the print, and I love how it feels! It’s so soft and so silky and feels sooooo good against my skin. I’m even thinking of making a nightie out of this one so as I can get the chance to wear it a lot more than if I made something else out of it. If I made it as a top I wouldn’t get to wear it as much as if I made it into a nightie. I know no one else would get to see it, except for my hubby, but I want to feel it against my skin more and besides I think it would be fun to go to bed feeling like a fun n funky chick LOL
How’s this cute little cotton print… this is so pretty and I love the colour combination. To me it has summer written all over it don’t you think?
How fun are Polka Dots? … I love ’em!
And a smaller polka dot in a pretty red cotton fabric
Big thank you and hugs go out to my in-laws Shirley (Nanna) and to Kerry (Mother In-Law)
Here they are all together… I thought they deserved to be shown off one more time 🙂
All these beautiful fabrics are now being lovely cared for in my fabric stash with all their friends waiting their turn to come to be lovingly sewn (sometimes not so lovingly when they don’t behave like they’re suppose to LOL) to live their life as a living breathing garment just as they were destined and should be!