Shut up and sew already
Um… that title was me speaking to myself. Not to you at all. Just want to make that clear.
Yeah, so, my radio silence of late? Well, that was not the sound of me sewing. It was actually the silence one hears when the other person is resting on the couch after a move and after one’s mojo has been killed (or at the very least dampened). After all the discussion on whether I should or should not use Jack’s knit jersey sheets for his curtains, my mojo disappeared. Every night the last week I would come home and look at my beautiful sewing space and then go hit the couch. I can’t bring myself to finish or make the other items on my short list until the curtains are done. And I just can’t motivate myself yet to make the curtains.
But I talked to Karen today and she gave me the much needed kick in the pants and I will start them tonight. There. I’ve said it publicly so now I have to do it. 😉
In other sewing news, I had a fabric accident today. I’m sure the news of Elliott Berman Textile’s 50% off sale has reached far and wide already, but their website really doesn’t do their store justice. They have so much more in the store than is shown on the site. Lindsay T and Carolyn said Elliott Berman had a ton of new things and they sure weren’t kidding! I was practically tripping over rolls of fabric. Literally!
Of course I chose mostly fabrics that were new and not included in the 50% off sale. *sigh*
Here’s what I bought in an hour’s time…
The photo below is a digital print knit. The knit has a nice weight to it and is almost spongy despite not being thick. It’s brown and cream. I think this print screams wrap dress to me. Don’t you think so too?
The next photo is a cotton shirting. Eugenia said it’s from a mill that produces some of Liberty of London’s prints. I thought it had an Asian vibe myself. I just love the black/grey/red combo. This is destined to be a sheath dress.
And the piece de la resistance is this gorgeous (I mean GOR-GEOUS) silk/cotton floral voile. The sheen. The delicate hand. The perfect colors and print. I can’t put into words how beautiful this fabric is. I think this fabric needs to age in the stash for a while and wait for the perfect vintage 1950’s dress pattern to show up. Don’t you agree?
And in more sewing news, I signed up to attend the PatternReview weekend in Chicago in May. I am very excited about it!!! I can’t wait to see my friends, visit my hometown and see Vogue Fabrics with new eyes (I didn’t sew yet when I lived there). Are you coming?