Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More awesome fabrics

I'd ordered a ton of fabric and it's all here. I feel like a kid in a candy store! I just want to sit and play with all these yards of gorgeous fabric. I could do that for hours.

Not everything I got was a hit, though, and I'm a little disappointed by that. I'd ordered some stretch dress crepe and I thought it would be like other stuff I'd seen. It ended up not being as nice as I thought. It feels more like a polyester doubleknit. I'd also ordered some 70 denier jersey that I thought would be awesome and that ended up being not quite so awesome. More like icky polyester, really.

I'll be able to use those fabrics for test garments or something; it's possible that I might even be able to make a garment that looks nice with them. We'll see.

I did get some super-awesome fabrics... satin-face navy chiffon, black silk/rayon burnout velvet, gorgeous white silk charmeuse with a black flower pattern on it, white embroidered navy poplin, awesome (free!) purple jersey, (free!) black metallic-faced crinkled black chiffon, (free!) ivory stretch cotton sateen... and more that I can't remember right now. It was all on sale, so I didn't spend that much.

The free fabrics came when I ordered some minimum amount of fabric - which turned out to be easy, between the beautiful burnout velvet and charmeuse. I was supposed to get 10 yards of fabric and I think I ended up with a little extra.

I can hardly wait to get the fabric all washed and ready to be used. I still don't know what I'm going to sew with all of this wonderful fabric, but it'll be something. I do very much want to sew something for myself, but I'm not ready to do that yet. One reason I'm putting it off is because I don't much like the way that I look at my current bigger weight, and I don't get as much enjoyment out of making clothes for me at this weight.

Yes, I know that a person should sew and buy clothes for the weight that they are currently at, and I've done that. But the weight for which I like to make my clothes starts at only about five pounds less than my current weight, so it's not like I'm being unrealistic about things or putting it off for forever. Lucky for me, the weight is slowly starting to go down. Each pound that drops off brings me closer to making myself some awesome clothes out of my awesome fabrics.

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