This shopping spree pretty much doubled my fabric stash, so it wasn't so bad to begin with, right?
All of this happened before I took the Summer Stashbust 2014 pledge, I promise! Luckily I now have quite a stash to sew from.
Do you see a theme here? Apparently I'm into black and blue at the moment. Hmm, didn't realize that until now. Last year this pile would have been all red and yellow. Funny how things change.
So what am I going to make out of all this loveliness? Well, as you all know, sewing plans tend to change. Often. But I can tell you what my plans are at the moment.
This black and white (surprise!) chiffon is destined to become a flowy sleeveless summer top. I'm thinking of copying the fit from a RTW favorite and just widen it at the hem. But we'll see, maybe a perfect pattern pops up before I get around to sewing it up. But I'm definitely thinking simple, no sweating over button bands here, thank you very much.
And some blue chiffon! I'm thinking flowy top here again. I know I said that blue + flowers isn't my thing, but apparently my subconscious begs to differ. I could put it down to the summer heat, except that we've been freezing our butts off here recently. Summer decided to take a rein check, but that only means more sewing time before I need all my me-made summer clothes that are still on the drawing board (not literally. Literally they are just things I ramble to myself before I fall asleep. Seriously, you should hear my thoughts sometimes).
Ooh, and this I'm particularly proud of, since it's a totally new style to me. I'm sure I have seen similar fabrics in the blogosphere, and admired how effortlessly chic and modern they look. I'm especially thinking of Kelli from True Bias here. I hit a real jackpot this time around and found several pieces of pre-cut printed viscose, and this is one of them. I'm thinking flowy shorts, perhaps with pleats in the front. And pockets, definitely pockets. I could always alter my favorite pants pattern, that would probably save me a lot of teeth grinding.
More printed viscose! I honestly have never had this much viscose in my stash. I'm not sure, but I have the feeling that it's not that common in the fabric stores I go to. Or then I just tend to gravitate towards heavier fabric with more body. Yeah... I definitely tend to do that. For the black one I already have a pattern in mind. Last year I made a playsuit from a Burda Style pattern and loved it! It's a bit too big though, so it ended up on my Summer Project list. I definitely want another one, and this time in a lighter fabric and a cool print. Success! I have enough of the white and blue one to at least make a dress, but it will have to be something special because I really really like this fabric already.
No more viscose here, but a fabric of unknown blend. It's heavier than the others, and I already have a pattern in mind for this one too. That is, if I don't have time to change my mind. This is a more typical fabric for me in the sense that it is a bit stiff. The colors on the other hand are a rare sight in my wardrobe. I've begun to really like white, but I usually avoid all things beige. The print on this one isn't exactly beige, but a light brown nonetheless. But at 3 €/meter I just had to have it. I'll deal with my aversion for all things beige later.
Oh yeah, and owls happened. Tiny, cute viscose owls. I stood with the fabric in my hand, doubting my sanity, when a thought occurred to me: if Sally from The Quirky Peach can rock a dress with giraffes on it, then I can definitely rock a shirt with some owls!
At the bottom of my pile is also some really stretchy denim. I plan to make jeans shorts to test out a RTW knock off of my favorite pair of jeans. Sadly they have come to the end of the road, but on the bright side they now get to live on as a pattern for new jeans. Garment re-incarnation, yay!
Has anyone else fallen victim to a fabric summer sale?