Saturday, 24 March 2012

A restrained trip to Fabricland

(Sorry for the picture quality! Not my best work and the light is terrible for re-shooting right now)

I nipped over to Fabricland today to take advantage of their big members sale. Wasn't intending on buying any fabric, but ended up coming home with 2 pieces...which at $3/m and $4/m wasn't remotely a budget-breaker.

My haul (clock-wise from Henry's nose)
- Steam-a-Seam 2, 1/2" width
- glass headed pins (I learned that you can't drop a textbook on a pincushion and expect your pins to stay straight)
- 4/$1 handful of zippers for a mod I want to do to some of my running pants
- quilting foot (ok, not from Fabricland, it was a birthday gift I forgot to blog about)

And of course the two pieces of fabric.

The blue is a cotton stretch mesh that I'm envisioning made into a drape-y pullover to wear over a cream camisole.

The orange print isn't nearly so violently orange irl....more of of a muted rust colour. It's a lovely soft stretch fabric with some spandex in it that has a wonderful drape and feels amazing to the touch. In theory it will be made up into New Look 6648.

Photography was hampered by Henry's absolute fascination with the orange fabric. He kept snuffling it, licking it and growling at me whenever I tried to shoo him away. Little bugger.

If you can't beat 'em, use 'em for scale:


  1. I love, love that blue fabric. Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks!! I knew I had to get it as soon as I saw it. It looks fantastic when laid out on a cream background.

  2. Oh wow, I love both fabrics, but Henry takes the cake! Why is he so fascinated by the fabric? And did he try to smooth it out like Nicnic did with my fabric?

    1. I have no idea why he is so in love with it. Maybe someone touched it with hands that smelled like chocolate or fruit? He didn't try and smooth it out (he is a boy after all - wrinkles mean don't bother him), he mostly licked and sucked and nibbled on it.

      I'm a bit concerned about how the colour of the orange fabric will look on me, since it isn't one I normally wear, but I love the pattern and the feel is downright sensual. Seemed ok when I held it up to me in the mirror. Gotta expand my clothing horizons!

  3. I wanna snuggle your Henry! He's so softie woftie snoozy... :)

    Very very sensible haul. :)

  4. He is super soft, and also super snuggly - as in, will sit and sleep on my lap for hours while I use the computer.

    Thanks for reading and commenting. I have a bunch of new stuff to post and your comment has given me some encouragement to do that :)