Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fabric Shopping

I took a 45 minute ride yesterday to my favorite "gourmet" fabric store yesterday, Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak, Michigan. I only get down there about twice a year, so I stocked up on some Spring/Summer selections. Hey Dawn, can you remind me how you set sewing goals for yourself, since you are so productive?

I really want to try a couple summer versions of this Simplicity top that I just worked with. In the correct size, this time! So, these two fabrics will be camis or summery tank. The print is a batiste and the solid is a silk (remnant, yay me!).









Picked up this skirt pattern for a buck last week, and love the few soft pleats (only in the front), in the shorter length (the red one on the envelope). Both of these prints will work, and the fuschia silk cami will match! Woo hoo!


















This spring and summer has me attending a few dressier events: commencement, a retirement party, and my sister's wedding. I really like the (potential) fit of this Vogue pattern, so I grabbed this black and white linen/poly blend, along with a little solid black for the bands on view B. Not sure if I'll embellish the bands or not...

This gold print knit is a little different for me, but I think it will look great as view C on this McCall's pattern that I've used before and would love to do again.









I also stumbled across this gray acrylic wool that I saw the last time I was at the store and didn't purchase. At half-off, I didn't make the same mistake twice! I'll use it for the fall, maybe a jacket or a skirt...








I can't lie, I did also visit Joann's this week, but it was a waste of time. I found two prints I really liked, and used my 50% coupon. This cotton sateen is so lovely with the hints of coral around the flowers, I'm not sure if this will be another skirt (see above) or a cute sundress. I like this New Look, everytime I wear my version I get compliments so maybe the halter version would be cute.






I love this Retro Butterick '46, but have been waiting for the right fabric to come along. I like this floral rayon, I think the scale of the print is perfect for view B.









Now, I know there isn't a BWOF in the bunch (or pants!), so I'll be honest. I love the styles and the fit, but I absolutely hate tracing. That's why I haven't tried the Jalie jeans yet, and I know it's a crappy excuse. I'm sure I'll get back to it soon. And if you're wondering how much money I spent on fabric this weekend, I'll tell you this... I averaged between $10 and $15 per garment. Not bad in my book!

13 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a very successful shopping trip.They are all awesome fabrics.

Dawn said...

Fun fabrics! I did find some nice fabric at JoAnn's yesterday. I made a dress last night and I'll review it today. I keep on track by making a list and sitcking with it. We almost never watch TV in this house. That probably helps too.

Amanda S. said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I ESPECIALLY love the white print with the pinks and turquoise and the Eiffel tower floral print. I am on a fabric diet until I use up some of my ever-growing inventory, but seeing your stuff makes me want to go buy some more. I too wonder how Dawn is so productive. It must be the TV thing - I often sew with it on and get less done because of it.

gwensews said...

Great fabrics! I LOVE Habermans!
My MIL lives in Royal Oak, so when we go see her, there's usually a stop at the fabulous fabric store.

Make some beautiful things!

Marsha said...

I love Haberman Fabrics too! I only get there once a year---when we visit my MIL in Bloomfield Hills. You found some great fabrics!

Bunny said...

Excellent haul! You have some great combos there. That vintage really rocks.

2BSewing: said...

Wow! Nice fabrics! I love all of them. ;)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a great plan! Love the floral fabric.

Linda said...

Wow, great fabrics! I want to visit a gourmet fabric store too. I love all of the choices.

Summerset said...

Lucky you - those are some really beautiful fabrics.

gaylen said...

Beautiful fabrics. I can't wait to see what you turn the yardage into. g

Dana said...

Great fabrics and I totally agree with you about the tracing! Last year I purchased pattern mags from around the world and have yet to make a tracing...because it just takes too much time. Maybe this summer, right? :)

Gail said...

Wish I was sewing for spring (my favourite time of the year). I'm getting ready for winter and you've just solved one of my problems - I was looking for a pattern for a casual fleece jacket but not too baggy or frumpy and lo I saw your BWOF jacket from 4 April. Perfect - thank you.