Monday, July 19, 2010

Acquisitions and some progress

While I may not be sewing, that doesn't mean that I don't need new fabric!!  For my birthday, my sainted mother let me go a bit crazy at Thai Silks.  Mmmm, silk.  Here is my haul.
This is a black crepe de chine with an equivalent length of habotai, which shall be a lining.  I'm planning the wide leg pants from NL 6816.  I should be able to wear these now, but I'll have to get cracking!
This is a bronze-y gold silk taffeta, which will become McCall's 3830, the perfect pencil skirt.  This one will wait until after the baby is born.  I'll also need some lining.  Contrast or match?  I've still got some time to decide!
Last we have an unbelievably gorgeous doupioni.  The photo just doesn't do it justice, so you'll all just have to come over and touch it.  It is a richly saturated purple with an almost hot pink sheen.  Amazing!  I think that I am going to make the jacket from Vogue 1064, although there are also a couple of burda jackets I'm also considering.  I do love the clean lines of the Anne Klein, though.   This one will also have to wait until after baby.

I've also been making some progress on the Red Riding Hood cape for Myra.
This represents some serious knitting for me!  I'm thinking that if I can get it done by Halloween, it would make an adorable costume!!  Toward that end, I needed some gingham and eyelet for a dress.
Hancock obliged by having eyelet 50% off!  So I got some of this pretty border eyelet and used my coupon to get some gingham.  I'm planning to make Butterick 4054 to go with the cape.
Of course, with eyelet on sale, Myra had to have the pink, too.  She wants me to make her an Aurora dress...  We'll have to see about that.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE the purple silk - that jacket will be gorgeous! The Red Riding Hood costume is sooooo adorable :)))

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  2. Oh, that bronze silk and the eyelet makes me jealous!!! So pretty! And hope you had a fantastic birthday.

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  3. Gorgeous silks!!!! The cape is going to be adorable and of course you have to have gingham and eyelet with a little girl in the family!

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  4. Wow! Very cute fabric!! Glad you are doing well this term! I can't wait to see what you are going to make!

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  5. What a great birthday gift. You grabbed some wonderful fabrics!!! Can't wait to see what you make!!!

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  6. Yummy! The fabrics are delicious and so are the patterns - how can we wait till the baby comes to see this pencil skirt? So when are you going to show us the maternity wear? I made a Simplicity maternity dress in 1996 out of dark blue satiny-stuff and wore it to a wedding. Never wore it again, but I still have the pattern - you never know...

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  7. Hope you're feeling well. The wait for a baby sometimes seems long!

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  8. All beautiful but I think that gold taffeta is my fave. What a fabulous skirt it will make!

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  9. Oh. I'm working on a cape as well! Mine is sewn not knit. Let's see if it ever gets done. I once went as Little red riding Hood for Halloween in college. I had a friend who did make-up artistry put claw marks across my face that looks soooooo real and gruesome, and I put a wolf tail peeking out of my basket. I kicked his butt!

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  10. Adorable little cape! Good job (so far)! I'm excited to see the little dress when it's finished.

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