Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vogue Remnant Fun

Wow.. it's been a while and I feel like so much has happened!  I just wish that "so much" had included more sewing .  I just need to remember that blog is my hobby and not my job, so I need to cut myself some slack.

I've still managed to keep to my resolution to do one crafty related project per week.  Most of them were mending projects, and not really blog-worthy. I'm trying to take better care of the clothes that I have, including tackling the dreaded mending pile. There were a couple of other projects that will make their way here at a later date.

So... what's been going on.  A little over a week ago, I met up with some amazing Chicago sewing bloggers at Vogue Fabrics! (Check out Sally's blog post at the quirky peach for a great picture of all of us!) It was so much fun and so great to connect with such talented ladies!

Oh Vogue remnant section, I just can't quit you.  I have no will power when it comes to this room.

Vogue Fabric Remnant Haul

Some of these are already marked for projects.  The white mystery fabric will be used for linking my third Cambie. I already have some beautiful floral fabric waiting. The navy pinstripe will be another Burda pencil skirt for work, identical to the one I made in this post.  The roll of lavender jersey called to me because I saw so much of this color in the White House Black Market catalog and had to have some.

The purple print is an amazingly soft polyester that would be perfect for some fancy sleepwear. I could not stop petting this fabric. I think Burda's Jane pattern might be perfect:

Burda Jane Pattern
Source http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/jane

I spied the pink knit after my remnant haul had been paid and stored in my car. I could not resist the gold threads. Ooohh...Shiny!  Will it be a cowl sweater? A sweater dress? Oh the possibilities.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

Pink Knit

Of course, what do I do with all that new fabric? Put it aside and make something from my stash! I'll post those pictures tomorrow.


  1. It's cool to see what patterns you've chosen for these fabrics! I'd missed your previous pencil skirt - very nice! And I love that PJ pattern too!