I know some people find fabric posts deadly dull. Be warned, this is one of those posts.
Personally I adore fabric posts, particularly my own, because buying fabric is one of life's great pleasures. The possiblities! The infusion of pleasure into a day otherwise spent doing tremendously boring but necessary work type things!
In true fabric addict fashion, I have been mentally encouraging my sewing of burdensome stash and scraps by promising myself some shiny new fabric to fill the lacunae.
Ta da! from Gardams Indooropilly
Silk chiffon remnants for scarves(do not ask me about my good intentions to balance my stash by not buying more silk) and some heavy lime green linen for a skirt (my monitor shows an icky khaki - ignore that).
My son picked out the red chiffon for me. He also told me that silk feels better than polyester. A boy after my own heart. I must make him some more boring pyjamas.
Louise at Gardams recognised my dress - from my blog. I found this a bit confronting. Did she like it - either the blog or the dress? I was too embarrassed to ask her. Instead I talked to her about making gloves. Gardams has stretch pleather in the most delicious subdued red. This is the recommended fabric on the Vogue glove pattern from which I plan to eventually copy Carolyn's elegant pair (although mine will be wrist length gloves - I am not sufficiently glamorous to carry off elbow length gloves). Louise kindly cut me a sample, so that I can delay the purchase and prevent it becoming stash before I get around to the gloves place in the queue.
Next my husband had planned to get a coffee. I cunningly led him towards the shopping centre a mere block or three away and snuck into Sckafs.
Again I did well in the remnant pile, with some novelty cotton for boxers, and also in the 20% off sale, where I bought a viscose-spandex striped knit at the instigation of daughter the second (I have noooo long sleeved t shirts, Mum) and an unusual weave of cotton which will be a work shirt for me.
I managed to avoid the silk here by asking my husband to fetch me once he had finished his coffee. He drank it very quickly IMO. I had fancied checking out the glitzy zippers. Sigh.
That was my sewing today. Pitiful really.
Here is some more fabric from Friday's mail (who needs a trip to Brisbane for fabric?). This fabric shows my excellent sewing luck, as it is from the generous prize by Brensan Studios for my random prize win in the Pattern review contest Endless Combinations challenge during December.
This fabric etc is 3/5ths Bren's prize, and 2/5ths my purchase. I decided that I should pay for the postage with my own money, instead of wasting the prize money on such non fabric things.
There are two colourways of a linen blend (that blue looking bit on my monitor is actually a deep teal) which might be autumn dresses, and some "South" Pacific rayon batik, which will definitely be a dress. That is North Pacific from here.
I rather fancy the soutache braid and the Asian buttons. I have no idea what I will do with them.