Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fabric Haul

I've been sucked in by this turquoise looking Mermaid Blue Cotton/Lycra Pique at the bottom of this tub. It is one of the hottest colors for the Spring.
While watching televisions, I noticed that some of the commercials are swimming in this color. It's being used everywhere in the color of tops, screen background colors, letters, and numbers.
 
 
Off I went searching for the fabric. I spotted the color on another site in a different fabric, declined it, and went back to Fabric Mart.

Well, I showed it to my husband as the color for my Easter outfit at the original price. The next morning while doing my daily Fabric Mart check (shocked and  surprised) the price was lowered. I immediately snatched it up with no hesitation. As much as I'd prefer something with a little knit in it, I settled for this pique.

Then I went back and grabbed the two pieces which just might become maxi dresses. I chose the green because of the hints of fashionable turquoise. The other, I just loved the design, the black, white, and fuschia combination.

16 comments:

  1. Dorothy, I love your new fabric, and so happy it went on sale, [before you bought it]..yea...
    Isnt it so fun to get new fabrics..Have fun sewing.

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    1. Judy, I try not to make fabric purchases so as to not completely have to hoard it in every room. Well, I call it "self-control." Ha! Glad you like it.

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  2. Nice Haul. I am trying to use up some of my fabric in my stash before I buy anymore. Don't know that will work out, but I'm going to try and see if I can make it happen.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Like you, I've been trying to sew the fabrics that I have at home. Last year, I started trying to match fabric to pattern and made a monthly sewing list. Then, I assumed it would take a couple of years to sew everything. Well, I will not give up on at least making a little space in the drawers.

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  3. nice fabrics indeed! I grabbed some polka dots a few days back thinking "Easter" & hubby was like really? lol! wehn fabrics call us us we must answer lol! can't wait to see your creations as I know they will fabulous!

    Helen

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    1. Thanks Helen! Well, I wonder if you purchased that aqua/turquoise polka dot?

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  4. I have that pique too!!! Isn't it a beautiful color? Can't wait to see your outfit!

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    1. Yes, I left you a message that I had purchased the pique. You are really sewing away.

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  5. These bright colours will look wonderful on you :)

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  6. Couldn't be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


    Macy
    www.gofastek.com

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    1. Yes, this is the place for him to visit. If he's anything like the rest of us in this sewing ring. Most of us complain about it but continue to check the daily sales at our favorite online fabric sites.

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  7. Oooooo...shiny! Great haul.

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    1. Thank you! Sad to say, but I'm waiting for another package.

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  8. Dorothy - thanks so much for stopping by - I bought that same green knit - in fact - it didn't last in my stash long as I'm wearing it today!! It's really fun, drapey and incredibly swingy - I wish I had bought enough for a maxi-dress! Can't wait to see your Easter outfit as well as your new green dress! g

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    1. Yes, I'm working on a midi dress in that fabric. I'm very concerned about wrinkles in the pique.

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