Monday, 12 January 2009

More Fabric, and the unbalanced stash

Belinda AKA sew-4-fun wrote an interesting post about her sewing goals yesterday, which included plans to buy the sort of fabric that she sews (please excuse my paraphrase). My feeling whilst reading her post was that my stash is probably more unbalanced than hers! I keep buying winter fabric, as I like them, but what I mostly make are summer type clothes, as, it is nearly always hot in Queensland.
Just to add to this issue, I received a lovely parcel today from Michael's Fabrics. I bought these in a 50% off sale (still ongoing),which, even with the woes of the exchange rate, neutralizes the awful postage from the USA. Included are 2 cotton shirtings (1 for me, 1 for DH), suitable for our climate, one linen plaid, which although suitable for the climate is unsuitably and unexpectedly large in scale,as well as an uneven plaid, so will not be turning into this
anytime soon, despite my original plan. The unbalancing act are the two lovely wool fabrics that I bought in order to make work trousers. The taupe is possibly lightweight enough to be 3 season trousers, but the fabulous herringbone sort of fabric will only be worn for about 6 weeks per year. Really I should stay away from midweight and heavy wool, despite my fondness for the fabric.

I did not sew today (yet) but my Simplicity 3877 dress has progressed well - only the hem left, then photographs. I should have bought 6.5 metres of cotton from Michael's for the next version.
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Sew4Fun said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with an unbalanced stash. It is hard to stay away from those wools when they keep calling your name. :)

Bunny said...

Nice fabrics! My unbalance is towards georgettes. They are so pretty in the store and so useless in my life!