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Stash influx and Quick Project

2013 April 19
by elizabeth_admin

First, let me tell you about a surprise I received in the mail.  While I was in NYC for Spring Break recently, I mentioned to my friend Claudine at our meetup that I had a hankering for some French Bee fabric in passing.  I didn’t really search hard for it, but it’s on the back burner to find someday.  Well, lo and behold, I found a package in the mail from Claudine containing the most gorgeous French Bee remnant in a beautiful colorway.  LOVE. IT.  It’s just enough to line a purse project or a little sumpin-sumpin.  Thanks Claudine!!!



Isn’t it beautiful?


And two days ago I had a major accident of the stash variety.  I walked into Yardage Town with the intent of buying poly charmeuse to muslin my Gatsby dress and walked out with a bunch of other fabrics.  I’m not sure how that happened.  I seemed to have a black out period where my memory is very fuzzy.  Must have been the fabric concussion.  Here are my lovelies…

poly charmeuse - isn't that color lovely?

poly charmeuse – isn’t that color lovely?


camo linen for a summer purse

camo linen for a summer purse


Provençal-esque floral linen for Susie's summer purse

Provençal-esque floral linen for Susie’s summer purse



cotton/lycra twill print for a summer skirt - LOVE this print!

cotton/lycra twill print for a summer skirt – LOVE this print!


I heart those fabrics.  J’adore!


And last but not least…  I whipped up a quickie project for Jack’s playdate guest yesterday.  They wanted to play superheroes but only had one cape.  What’s a sewist to do?  Super Mom to the rescue!  Haha.  I checked out the stash for a quick change cape material.  Since it had to be super-quick project, I went for fleece so I didn’t have to finish any of the edges.  Our guest chose orange and then wanted a red S on the back.  I used the cape my mom made 30 years ago as my pattern and cut out the fleece.  I free-handed the cutting out of the S and then adhered it with steam-a-seam.  I added some velcro at the neck with some hand stitching, et voilá!  A cape.



How cute are they together???

Superhero poses

Superhero poses


Flying superheroes

Flying superheroes


This is the cutest age I have to say.  I am enjoying it so much.

Anyway, that’s all my news.  Happy sewing everyone!

4 Responses leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013

    That is a great age! I still have two musketeer tunics/capes I made for my two oldest about 15 years ago. Enjoy!

  2. April 20, 2013

    Those two superheroes look great in their capes — too cute! Love all of your new fabrics, but that bee fabric looks really special. Can’t wait to see what you make!

  3. April 21, 2013

    Those two superheroes can save me anytime. They look like they’re having a ball.

  4. Rosie permalink
    April 29, 2013

    Come on down Super Heroes! These boys are just adorable. You are just killing be with fabric envy.

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