People, I have had all weekend to sew. But I haven’t sewn a stitch at all. Not one. I even (gasp!) stopped drinking wine in order to concentrate on sewing. I find that if I have a glass of wine in the evening, my plans for sewing go out the window and I start watching tv. Not very productive. On a side note, I have also discovered that I sleep much better if I don’t have wine. Bonus! A girl needs her beauty sleep.
So I received my emergency fabric order from Apple Annie Fabrics and can I say that it was just what the doctor ordered? It’s the perfect Kelly green and the cotton sateen has just the right weight and drape for a skirt. Did I mention it’s perfect? Did I mention that I love green???
Of course, this fabric deserves a special pattern. I can’t make it up in any old plain skirt pattern. I immediately thought of the Rachel Comey skirt (V1247) with the pocket. Remember this one from last year?
And while I’m at it, I might as well mention some other fabric purchases from recent forays to the garment district and Fabricmart weakness. From Kashi at Metro Textiles, I bought this stunning sunset-y fabric. It’s my first polyester purchase. I have stayed away from polyester before this, but this print was just too yummy to pass up. It doesn’t feel too plasticky and the drape is beautiful, so hopefully it will make up beautifully too.
From Fabricmart, I bought these two fabrics. One is shirting that I thought of making into a man’s shirt, but am now gonna go in a linen direction for that project.
The other is an ITY knit in my colors of purples and more purples. Delicious!
I am (im)patiently waiting for my Rachel Comey skirt pattern to arrive for my kelly green fabric. Hopefully Monday. In the meantime, if you find my sewing mojo wandering around somewhere, please send it back to me. COD even. I need it back pronto. I’ll even pay a ransom for it.
Happy sewing everyone.