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My Fabric Strategery for PR Weekend

2012 May 17
by elizabeth_admin

So, as you know PR Weekend is this weekend and I thought I might try to work from a shopping list rather than buy everything I see.  I don’t want to be bedazzled by another print knit I don’t need.  Sometimes I think these prints are like bad men you shouldn’t date.  They’re so charming when you first see them, flashing their pleasing colors and their patterns at you.  And then you take them home with you and they’re either not well-endowed (on the thin side), or they might start isolating you from the other fabrics in your stash like the nice and stable, solid color fabrics.  Now I’m not going to ignore a nice work appropriate print in a nice beefy ITY, but tomorrow it’s gonna be all about:

  • solid color knits — to coordinate with the print knits already in my stash, like black, white, cream, navy
  • glazed linens — I saw some in LA, didn’t buy any, and now have major regret.  I hear Mood has some nice glazed linens.
  • linen knits — I really like linen knit cardigans for the summer and haven’t been able to find any that are just right at the two stores that are close to my apt.  I want white, natural, and black for my stash.
  • silk twill, prints or solids — I really love working with silk twill.  I always keep my eye out for it.  It’s not shifty like charmeuse.  It’s a dream to cut and sew. 

That’s it peeps.  That’s all I want.  I think just those three or four types of fabrics will round out my stash nicely.  And after this weekend, I am for sure going on a fabric diet.  FOR. SURE.

Oh and in the random dept, have you seen this????  Robin linked to it on Facebook.  LOVED. IT.   My favorite part is the cryhole.  I die. 


13 Responses leave one →
  1. May 17, 2012

    I’m intrigued, what is glazed linen?
    Have fun shopping!

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      May 17, 2012

      I had never heard of glazed linens before either. It’s linen that has a metallic sheen. Meg wrote about them on the Mood blog a little while ago here.

  2. May 17, 2012

    Ah… it seems like everyone is going to PR weekend except me – I can’t wait to see all the details of what you guys do and see and buy! Have fun!

  3. cidell permalink
    May 17, 2012

    Have fun at PR Weekend. I’ve always loved them. I think a shopping list is best. I am amazed at how much fabric I’ve accumulated! I’ve seen four things in the last month and not a dent it’s made in my stash.

  4. May 17, 2012

    I will be thinking about you tomorrow as I’m slaving away at work! *LOL* And if you find any linen knits let me know where okay?

  5. Allyn permalink
    May 17, 2012

    Have fun . . . and be strong regarding your fabric purchases! Linen knits sound wonderful.

  6. annie permalink
    May 17, 2012

    Black and white polylinen, Hart’s Fabrics, $8.99/yard. Now if I could only find it in navy blue.

  7. May 17, 2012

    What is glaced linen?

  8. May 18, 2012

    Oh, I love that picture on Regretsy. It was my desktop picture for a long time.

    Sounds like you’re planning an awesome weekend 🙂 If only NZ wasn’t so far away… from everything!

  9. May 18, 2012

    Sounds like a plan! I always go to the garment district with a shopping list in hand because I’m too overwhelmed and can’t focus when I get there.

  10. May 18, 2012

    I have been reading SEWN for over a year but have never commented until now… You’re “random department” had me in stitches!! Pun intended. I’m sure there are a lot of us out here that have read SEWN and even try out some of your projects as well, but haven’t let you know how wonderful your posts are. Thanks!!

  11. May 19, 2012

    naughty girl! fabric too thin? I hate when that happens!

    The last time I shopped in the garment district, I went with a list and came home with a completely different pile of fabrics.
    But the good news is that I have sewn most of them, love them, and none of them were too thin!

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