Friday, September 24, 2010

the sewing haul

I ducked into Fabricland on Friday, to grab a couple of patterns, and maybe a knit or two. When I got there, they were having their three day member's sale, with many things half price. That threw my plans right out the window, and a bunch of money later...

Okay, there were some knits purchased. Three knits, to be exact. This patterned cotton jersey: and these two ponte romas:
The one on the left, while appearing red here, is actually a lovely pumpkin shade, and something that I had actually went there intending to buy. While she was cutting it for me, the salesperson raved about the fabric, and how nice it was to sew, how well it washed, and that it was her favourite of the moment. Well to me, word of mouth is the best sales tool, so I went back and got this mustard shade as well. Really, at 50% off, each cardigan will cost about $30 for a wonderfully heavy ponte knit. The drape on this is incredible, and I can't wait to sew with it.
There were patterns bought - these two for some simple tops (one a little summery, but hey, I plan on a Florida trip this winter, so...)

Plus another pattern that was bought specifically with the following fabrics in mind:

Both of these are suiting weight, again, both were 50% off, and impossible to resist.This camel coloured one is fleece weight, and soooooo soft. It's definitely going to make a great fall jacket - although I may go coat length on this - I bought enough fabric.This last one is labelled "mixed fibres", but I can feel some wool, and I think some silk, as well as some polyester for strength. Since it's going to be a jacket, I'm not worried about washing it - I will probably get it cleaned professionally, as I do most of my outerwear, Surprise, surprise, it has a border treatment - and eyelet embroidery that's about 8 inches high. I'm making the simple straight edged jacket, and yes, I've already started it. I only have the sleeves to add, so this should wrap up this weekend. Me, impatient? Well, maybe a little...
And finally, some cotton flannels for pajama pants for my son. From left to right, a baseball print, an I Love Canada print, red skull and cross bones, and piles of blue skulls. What can I say, he's 11, skulls are big thing.
Good thing I checked the pattern I use for him - his "growth spurt" this summer means I need to add 5 inches to these. He's so going to be taller than me in no time...

3 comments:

Wannietta said...

Wow - and on top of all the knitting that you do. Wow!!

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like a lot of great fabrics and great deals! Sounds like you have a lot of sewing in your future. Can't wait to see all of your new creations. :-)

TracyKM said...

Looks like good times ahead! What is the Simplicity number for the jacket? I just bought one, but I like the looks of the one you got. I love when they have their patterns on sale, I wait and stock up!