Friday, February 19, 2010

Kristine's Fun Friday!!!

I've been gifted a 4-day weekend in the form of "Mid-Winter Break", and I enjoyed myself thoroughly today.  My kids had to go to school (I live in a different district than I teach) and DH had to go to work, so that left little old me all by my lonely with 8 hours to pass.  Geez... what's a girl to do???

Fabric shop, of course!!!  Haberman Fabrics is a phenomenal fabric shop, carrying the most beautiful silks, wools, cottons... you name it, they've got it.  Along with notions, home dec, bridal, sewing machines... I can usually only manage a trip there about twice a year (a day off with no kids is rare in these parts, and they're about 45 minutes away), so I always make it count!  To top it off, my super-sweet-super-mother-in-law got me a nice big gift certificate for my birthday, so I could really splurge! (This weekend the "independent pattern companies" they carry are 25% off, and they do offer shipping...)

It only took me 2 hours to find everything that my heart could possibly desire (and that my pocketbook could possibly handle)!
This pretty pastels cotton sateen will be Little Miss Princess's Easter Dress

This Diane Von Furstenburg jersey of burgundy, black, and taupe brushstrokes will be a dress...

This silk crepe de chine border print (1/2 off!!!) will be Vogue 1152...

This cotton/lycra textured snakeskin print will be a denim style cropped jacket, probably jacket #121 from the upcoming March 2010 Burda... (the "stripes" run with the grain)

Here we have (from top to bottom) stretch denim for Jalie jeans,
a heathered grey knit for Butterick 5313 (view B, bottom right),
and stretch cotton sateen for the Ralph Lauren pencil skirt.

The pink basketweave came from the co-op, and will be the Vogue 1169 jacket.  The silk print will be the lining, and I found the perfect buttons today.  Still need black piping...

And finally, this rust/gold Prada silky linen came from the coop, too.  Yes, I did say "Prada"!
It's going to be a sheath dress, so I got this peachy lining for it.

Can you saying "Sewing with a plan"??? Time for me to get to work, so wipe the drool off your keyboards, and get back to your sewing!  Catch up with you Sunday night when I'll post what I've managed to get done...

12 comments:

Marybeth said...

WOW! You really scored - you're going to have a beautiful new wardrobe... What coop are you using - is it the yahoo group one?

Kristine said...

Yes, Marybeth, it's Ressy's "Fabrics and Notions" co-op on Yahoo groups. Took some getting used to (no instant gratification), but I've always been happy with the quality of the fabrics.

Bunny said...

I can' think of a better way to spend a "day off" from it all. You really scored with the fabs.

JoanneM said...

Lucky!!!!! Have fun!!!

KID, MD said...

Fabulous haul!! What a wonderful way to spend a day off. I'm trying really hard not to be ridiculously jealous (and failing, of course).

beangirl said...

Aw, man. I was really hoping that this was my Fun Friday, but to my great disappointment it was not. You can't imagine how sad I now am having realized that I did not, in fact, go shopping at Haberman Fabrics and purchase tons of fabulous yardage nor did I get to stay home for the day while my miserable time-wasting family were all out. Really. Such a disappointment.

~ (the other) Kristine

gwensews said...

Doncha' just drool at Habermans? I love that store. You got some great fabrics--lucky you!

Patty said...

Boy, you had a productive 'day off' at Haberman's! Like you, I manage to make it there about twice a year...love that store :-) Looking forward to see the garments that will made with this beautiful fabric.

julia said...

What a haul!!! You will be a busy lady sewing up all that gorgeous fabric!

Rose said...

I look forward to Sunday night. I will take me that long to wipe the drool off my keyboard! You have some fantastic fabric!!

Michelle said...

What gorgeous fabrics! They are all so wonderful!

amber said...

You got some really beautiful fabrics there. Can't wait to see them all sewn up!