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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

First Fabric Purchase for 2009

I think I've been on such good behaviour so far this year in not purchasing new fabrics! But Friday (the 13th), my daughter and I went over to a Joann's we hardly ever shop. It's just kinda out of the way for us. The President's sale began that day. My daughter was really excited about going over there! We called this a "fieldtrip". (She's a teacher). We were not disapponted with the "red tag" fabric section. The taupe, yellow and turquoise print is going to be a top; the solid fabric will be a jacket. (not to be worn together, but I don't know...) The middle fabric is a very nice moleskin (it looks like a suede). The Asian print on the right will be a skirt (I have enough to do a dress though). The solid on the left is the same fabric as the photo above. Must be the lighting. It looks like a different fabric. When I was choosing the fabrics, it did not occur to me that they all are color coordinated until later. Perhaps I will consider a mini-wardrobe for these pieces. So I wasn't really bad after falling off my self-imposed fabric diet. LOL. I am thinking Spring! Can you tell by my color choices. Can't help it after our Spring-like day a week ago! But, I still have projects to be completed that can be worn now. I am currently working on OOP Butterick 4682 View A (pictures to come). Plus several others I'd like to complete by Feb. 28th. That is my target date for the projects I have cut out. More to come...


14 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Great fabric haul...send me some (lol).

Julia said...

I love your fabric purchases. I would have thought you bought them as coordinated fabrics. They look great together. I know what you mean about JoAnn's being out of your way. The closest to me is too far to go to often, also.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Nice fabrics. I really like all the colors, and you'll have fun sewing them up. I am dying for Spring as well!

Kat said...

Those are lovely fabrics! My JoAnn's is out of the way too--about 45 minutes away. AND it's in a really busy part of the city. To go there I have to be really motivated, although the 20% off coupon I received yesterday is a bit motivating. Hopefully a pattern sale comes up soon. I haven't purchased a stack of patterns all at once in quite a while. Not like I really need any LOL.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Jackie - I haven't been here in awhile but I have to tell you that you've made some amazing things. I love the jacket that you refashioned...the coat you finished up and you did get a great haul!

Happy Sewing!

Omega said...

Nice selection of fabrics, can't wait to see them made up. Looks like nice Spring colors.

Aminat said...

I love your fabric selections. They are all beautiful and springy.

Rose said...

Oh my, your Spring fabric choices are so nice. From the pictures, they do seem to coordinate nicely. I'm also trying to finish the clothes I've started. I'm dreaming of Spring clothes the entire time...hoping my desire to sew for warmer weather will push me to "finish up". Hang in there for your Feb 28th goals!

Faye Lewis said...

Thank you Jackie.

Lesalicious said...

Hi there came across your blog from another blog. Love your sewing projects great job. Love all the fabric you got can't wait to hop in to see what you whip up next. Great job. :)

Susan said...

Great purchases....and I think you could rock them together easily!

Alviana said...

beautiful choices!
oh.. i miss my fabric shopping.

Cennetta said...

Beautiful fabric. I broke down at Vogues Fabrics, Hancock's and Gorgeous fabrics. I spent way too much money. lol But I enjoyed it. I know you will turn these beautiful pieces into gorgeous outfits.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.