Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fabric P0rn

It is the 10th of the month and I have not sewn a single stitch.  I'm getting seriously crazy, but since I can't sew, you all know what I've been doing instead...
Like I need more stash.
Oh, but I do!!  FabricMart AND tempted me with sales!  What's a sewing deprived sewist to do?
From Fabric Mart, a couple of acetate lining fabrics in olive and pink, black lace yardage, black poly satin (perhaps to underline the lace?) and some pink seersucker.  I also tossed a mystery bundle into the cart.
If you're unfamiliar with the Fabric Mart mystery bundle (as I was) please go rectify that oversight at once.  The deal is that you get 10 yards of their choice for 15 bucks.  Even if they all sucked, 1.50 a yard is still good for muslin fabric, so what have you got to lose.  But these are all awesome fabrics!!  I got a heavy black satin, purple and green printed voile, periwinkle ponte knit (yum!!), dark purple sateen (enough for a dress, double yum!!) and some tan tropical wool suiting.  And each piece was over 2 yards, so this was much more than 10 yards total.  What a deal!
During's extra 30% off clearance sale, I picked up these lovelies.  Tan poly suiting, pink stretch pique, blue check cotton shirting, lavender ottoman knit and some dark burgundy stretch gabardine.  I also got a skein of Berrocco Sox yarn so that I can attempt my first pair of socks.  Stay tuned for that!
Then had the audacity to have a sale on knits!!  I cannot resist knits, as you may know.  More than half my stash is knit fabrics and I love to sew them.  These are a border print stretch peachskin, a polka dot crinkle knit, a couple of lengths of slinky in lavender and turquoise, some pink matte jersey and a cool black lightweight jersey with lurex stripes.
I also picked up the scarf collar top pattern from Jalie.  All these new stretch fabrics deserve a new Jalie pattern!!

The total damage was about 50 yards of fabric.  It sure adds up fast!  I'm not really sure when I'm going to get a chance to start sewing up some of these yummy fabrics.
My sewing room looks like this, and I have a bridesmaid dress to alter and a bolero to make before I can get to the fun stuff.  At least I can still knit...


  1. You went wild! What a haul! I'd never get through all that fabric, but it would be fun to try :)

  2. Oooo...yummers! Looks like you got lots of goodies!

  3. Is there anything more fun when you can't sew than going fabric shopping? The first year of my son's life I sewed 2 garments - he was not a good sleeper - and that was with 1 child - too too cruel to have 3 to manage and to want to sew too! I hope you have good support from family and friends and if not that then an excellent nanny or preschool option! it's just so wrong not to have any sewing time or energy -

  4. Fabric does not go off (very often)
    I didn't knit whilst feeding my babies, but could smock and embroider. I think this kept me sane. Not being able to sew is very frustrating. I hope that bridesmaid dress wearer is swapping you some babysitting.

  5. You have some wonderful new fabrics to dream on. Sweet dreams!

  6. Happy new fabric. I spend a fortune when I can't sew. It's as though I am sewing vicariously through shopping for sewing related items.
    Hang in there. You'll be at the machine again soon - and with plenty of good fabric.

  7. Great new fabric! I know exactly what you mean---I've had client work and other things that have prevented me from sewing for myself.

  8. Great fabric buys! I love all those beautiful colours and the mystery bundle sounds like a real bargain - and a lot of fun!

  9. What a blast! I also find myself buying when I can't sew as a way to stay connected to my hobby. Hang in there and enjoy your little distraction.

  10. Holy moly - where do you put all that stuff? I got a ton of fabric from RobbieK and it's still sitting on top of my dryer - I don't have anywhere to put it! How fun for you - sorry I missed the knit sale.

  11. Oh, I don't feel so bad now. I went crazy with I can't resist the sales and the free shipping. Since Vinny was born I excel at online shopping. Unfortunately I get a D in execution. Oh and I love that blog title so much it hurts. I will be stealing this someday.