Hi all, A few new pieces of material have entered the stash. The first one is a beautiful black and white large check linen that I bought from Van Hung in Cabramatta.
I took it home and washed it and straight away started making Simplicity 8014, this time a shorter version with the curved hem and 3/4 roll up sleeves. Have you ever noticed the black and white checked version in the line drawings? I'd also seen it made up in a similar material on the McCalls Facebook page. So, when I saw it I bought it. It washed beautifully and has a nice texture.
The other piece of fabric I bought from the same shop is a gorgeous silk spandex that is going to be a luxurious lining for a soft wool jacket that I am going to make using Vogue 8991. I've had the black EOS wool in my stash for ages. I'll be hand quilting the layers together and taking my time with it.
The lining for my planned black wool boucle jacket
I've made a wearable muslin of the pattern before. This will be the real deal. Chanel-ish. The prospect is daunting but hopefully it will work out the way I picture it.
Also, some weeks ago, on another cycle into Cabramatta I bought this purple butterfly material thinking it could maybe do as a muslin for the knit sheath dress I made my daughter..but she didn't like it and said she was confident I could make her dress straight off and luckily I did. So this is probably going to be a wrap dress for me.
That's not all. Last month while Op shopping with my daughter I got her to pay for a piece of pink and orange checked cotton voile which was $4 and then give it to me so I could say I hadn't bought it! She found this highly amusing but my deception came back to bite me. I made it up into a top which didn't work on me so it ended up being given to her. Karma.
So that's the story of the piece of fabric that tipped me over my stash allowance. Coco, if you read this, you were right. My self imposed fabric fast didn't get me through the first quarter! But it's not like I am now going to go berserk. I have actually slowed down so if I buy any more fabric this year it will be carefully considered!
The guilty Tally 2017: Stash used so far 14
Patterns bought 2
Material bought 7
What are you making?