Friday, October 3, 2008

Fabric Stash

Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.
~anonymous

Whilst in New York I did a bit of fabric shopping. Here are my finds:


  • 2 tie silks.
1 for B as his souvenir from NYC and the other for my dad. I let B pick the one he liked. So he'll get a tie out of this



and my Dad will get a tie out of this for Christmas.

  • 2 silks

along with this pattern for...drumroll....me!


This will be my first sewing project for myself. My friend Natalie assisted in the selection of the material, and I have to say she did quite a fabulous job. The pink silk matches the flowers in the print perfectly. So eventually I will have a nice print skirt and solid top for myself. I'm rather excited about this prospect.

  • a fun polka dot print (not sure what the material is, perhaps rayon?)


I don't know what I'm going to do with it just yet, but I'm sure I'll figure out something.

  • and finally this cotton print for my nieces.



I really debated on this one. I fell in love with it in the store, but it's so summery and with winter coming I knew I'd need to wait to make anything out of it until at least next spring to be sure that it will fit them (since they're growing like weeds). But I went ahead and bought it and I have to say I'm quite satisfied that I did. It's probably my favorite of all my purchases from New York. Now I have quite a queue built up. I guess I better get busy! :)

2 comments:

Wendi said...

I love the fabric you picked for your nieces. So super cute!!

entropy-and-me said...

Wow, ties! That's ambitious. I especially like the silk that Ben picked for his tie.