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Friday, 13 January 2017
I hear fabric calling to me!

I went to Len's on Monday for specific fabrics. Found exactly none of them. But I did find all these!

Top right is some warm fine sweater knit in a cool purple/grey/black print. Lower left is some grey rayon/ccotton/spandex in the same grey as the print.Upper left is some all way stretch spandex in "liquid leather" OF COURSE it's going to be made into leggings or some other super tight pants.

I also got these little trinkets:

To go with the grey jersey. The plans are: One pair of black legging. One longer length tee with drapery held in place by one of the medallions. Leftovers from leggings and top will be used with sweater knit to make a  dress  -probably this one here:

Thre's a yoke at the hip/waist area and I will use the shiny spandex for that, the grey for the sleeves, one of the ornaments on the neckline and the print for everything else. Or I will make the whole thing from the purple, I have more than enough fabric.

While I got most of the fabrics on Monday I got the purple on Thursday. I saw several colors of ths warm knit and couldn't make up my mind which I liked better. Teal was nice but I have something in a similar teal. Dark blue was nice but it had a bit too much of a 1980's vibe. Purple was nice and I don't have anything purple. There was also several variations of light grey, dark grey and black and almost got that, but that's a rather boring combo so no. SO I bought none of them and decided to think about the options.  By Thursday morning it was the purple yelling at me that it was perfect and the color I needed to buy. So I went back and got it.

I have finished drafting a pattern for leggings. The one I use for t-shirt type knits has negative ease and this fabric needs a fabric with some ease. Otherwise it looks a little too much like Peggy Bundy From Married With Children. They look a little skanky. Can't have that! The t-shirt will be my onw design and the dress will be as above.

So those are my fun fabrics for this week. Off to the sewing room

Posted by lincatz at 9:46 AM EST
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