Monday, 27 February 2012

Oops - I did it again... fabric flood

I had to work on the weekend so couldn't sew - it has been a busy couple of weeks work wise - but that hasn't stopped me from ordering fabric!! I just can't help myself. Here are my purchases - I had to confess to someone!

I have tried to match some fabrics with each other and with what I have in my stash.

I received some feedback on wardrobe making from Lena Merrin and Belinda (Sew4fun) recommending both grey and tan / mushroom. I loved the idea of mushroom colour dress and as such I purchased the below wool - listed as taupe but I see it as mushroom (may be wrong) .This will go with a lot of the fabric I already have (But then HAD to purchase the embroidered uptown raw silk below it ($3.99 per yard for 100% silk!!!) and one thing led to another and what the h*ll - credit cards were invented for spending!

If you are not interested in seeing copious amounts of pictures of fabric then look no further.

100% lightweight wool

100% raw silk

Chiffon knit

Chiffon - for a wrap / jacket for my red dress

Vintage suede

Crepe De Chine - loved the feel of it so much that I had to buy it in another colour!!!!

As above

Uptown raw silk - 100% silk

Chiffon knit

Stretch moleskin

Uptown 100% raw silk suiting (for a skirt)
Polyester / Lycra Lace

100% lightweight wool

Sweater knit - should also go with red dress!

Double knit

Bemberg Lining

Stretch jersey ITY knit

100% Cotton jersey knit

Rayon jersey knit

Stretch jersey ITY knit

Problem is - they are all so beautiful I won't want to cut them.

I promise myself I WILL NOT BUY ANYMORE!!!

Until next time.


  1. Oh, I'd love to know where you got the Uptown raw silk from - it looks gorgeous!

  2. Hi Suzy - again it was an online purchase from which has become my all time favourite supplier!

  3. I just went and ordered some! I've been wanting to have a go at some chanel style jackets and haven't been able to find any decent quality tweeds until now! and only $3.99yard for 100% silk! I ordered 3 types, lol, can't wait to get it :)

  4. I hope you enjoy them - you really can't beat 3.99 per yard! Not down under anyway/

  5. Move away from the internet!! ;-)

  6. Twere it that easy MrsC.... It is the siren call of cloth.

  7. I see that we are soul mates. I bought quite a bit of that raw silk Sat morning, before even getting out of bed. Dratted iPhone.

  8. OMG they are all so beautiful. But please do cut into them because I want to see more of your sewing !

    ALso the emails - a double OMG - that is a full time job in itself going through those.


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