Tonight I jumped into the fabric cupboard and I eventually re-surfaced clutching a rather large pile of fabric and patterns.
I’m totally inspired to sew (yes even more so than usual). Today it was warm. After work I put my floral Cambie on and I was in heaven. WATCH OUT SPRING – here I come!
First project will be… wanted to make this and then some tweetin’ with House of Pinheiro got me all inspired!
Megan Neilsen’s Darling Ranges with a Lisette cotton voile. I’m a little concerned it’s too ‘busy’ but I think I will use tiny buttons and very tiny red-stitched buttonholes…. still thinking… this fabric is divine. So so soft. Maybe fine red piping along the neckline???
and then perhaps I will make this (I’ve made this skirt twice – best skirt EVER and didyoumakethat has inspired me to go again!)… if you haven’t got this pattern – first smack yourself and then go out and get yourself a copy – it is worth it – even at full price!)
Vogue 1247 top: cotton rayon. Skirt: black denim
and then this cutie-pie…
Colette Patterns Chantilly with a fine cotton voile. I’m really excited about this combination – but a little scared of the pattern. Advice anyone?
a nice little shirt (provided Burda doesn’t get nasty with me)…
Burda – and yes, more cotton voile!
and this little work number…
Vogue 1220 – black cross-hatched cotton with a tiny bit of stretch. Sensible stuff for work…. I fell in love with pattern months ago on Catherine Daze’s blog – then winter came…
a few more tops…
Op shop floral cotton – Sewaholic Pendrell and Alma (maybe long-sleeved or 3/4 sleeve)
and just in case you were wondering where the Cambies were!
Sewaholic Cambie – pretty little cotton skulls with a full skirt just to girly them up! An a-line denim with red polka dots is also planned – fabric in the wash…
A few things are ‘yet to be decided’….
Black gingham – shirtdress and a blouse… I’m thinking a blouse with the red birdie fabric skirt below (with a nice black belt)…
Red cotton voile – perhaps a long skirt…
and then there is…
yet more cotton voile – blue birdies. Fate undecided. I’m thinking a long loose kaftan top for the beach.
and a few more birdies….
More cotton voile – foliage and birdies. I did buy this for Colette Chantilly but it’s been shunted! I keep thinking Butterick 5750 for this one….
and then there is this… (which I am a little obsessed with)
more cotton sateen – fate undecided – but I’m thinking there might be something in the Gertie’s book! And a simple skirt. I have a mighty 4m because I fell completely in love with it. I don’t know why!!
and I do like this…
Cotton poplin – Colette Pastille keeps popping into my head. I think it needs to be a simple shift dress. This is the same pattern as the Cambie in my blog header but with a black background.
Perhaps Simplicity 2444 for this lovely cotton sateen?
Cotton sateen – thinking about Simplicity 2444
and I have a few other things planned…
- simple straight mini-skirt in this fabric (there’s one in a Burda magazine I’ve got)
- a Banksia blouse (not sure of the fabric but better make up my mind as there is a sewalong coming up!)
- another Kelly skirt
- a white loose button-up shirt. I can’t decide if this will be too much on me… probably I better stick to something more simple….
So not much to do then…. but I am SewBusyLizzy so I think I’ll handle it…
But you know, I could change my mind completely tomorrow… speaking of which I’m hoping to post some patterns from the stash tomorrow as part of…
What a superb collection of fabrics! You have a good eye.
Thanks Karen. I have a good fabric collection… and an empty wallet.
Niice! I don’t have that pattern and I’m not smacking myself ‘cuz it was sold out all three times I went to look for it so I gave up XD
Ok no smacking required LOL just goes to prove how popular it is. I picked it up on a Vogue Patterns online sale for about $4. I haven’t made the top yet, but I can’t live with the skirt. It’s awesome.
Yea I’ve seen a couple of awesome makes from the skirt-apparently the local Spotlight had it but only in the larger size range (which is good because I like avoiding Spotlight like the plague it is XD-perhaps someone’ll have it in the swap, but I’ve got so much on my plate right now I’m happy to wait).
My plate overflowth too! I’m hoping to find done time to post my Patterns & Postcards tonight. Gotta clear the sewing table first. It’s a fabric swampland.
Aw,man! (insert whiney tone here) Your fabric is sooo much cooler than my local haunts. I love all your ideas- that tropical skull and the bidy voille…oh, bathe in my envy!
I’ve been collecting for the last few months for spring. If I knew you liked skulls I would have sent some over with the hounds – next time! It’s on special at the moment, there’s one that’s more blue/black. I cant decide which one i like best! I’ll stash one and keep one for when you’re a good girl!
Awesome plan honey!! And if i can put your mind at ease – i’ve actually got a version of the Darling Ranges in the exact fabric you have planned for it – and it looks super cute! Not too busy at all – i promise. But nice and light for summer. I should blog it so you can see 🙂
I guess we have similar tastes hun!
That’s great news! I had picked a different fabric but blue with a small white print idea kept popping into my head, sometimes it’s best to satisfy the little seamstress who lives in my head – she’s very bossy but frequently has great ideas LOL
What a lovely plan and some beautiful fabrics you have! Love the cambie in your header! Thanks for stopping by I’m looking forward to getting to know you! g
Thank you – hopefully the beautiful fabric turn into beautiful garments 🙂 I adore the floral Cambie, it’s my ‘beloved’ garment, shhhh don’t tell the others…
I love cotton sateen and those rosettes are beautiful. I love how you’ve planned things out…even if you change your mind. I do the same, though not with so many gorgeous fabric options. 🙂 I absolutely LOVE that you’re using skulls and wanting to girlie it up with a fuller skirt. Definitely what I’d do, too. Now I feel like working on my Autumn/Winter sewing plans. 🙂
It’s fun to plan isn’t it? I buy most of my fabrics with a plan but sometimes they decide to ‘grow up’ and be something different altogether, which is cool too 😉
I’m so envious of your fabric collection! I have the birds on a blue background but in a heavier cotton (I’ve been saving it for the right time) and I love it! Time for an Autumn/ Winter plan I think … x
I have had the blue birdies for about six months now. I want something without too many seams or gathers as it seems plain nasty to chop up the little feathered beasties.
So many beautiful patterns and fabrics!!! I can’t wait to see how they all turn out 🙂
Thanks Ashley, stayed tuned then!
these are awesome plans and I am so excited to see the pieces! Love the fabric for the darling ranges, and the blue birdies! Also the cambie fabric is amazing! Love how you can easily jump from florals to skulls! 😀
Do you mainly buy online or from actual shops? Looks like there is some awesome fabric in Australia!
love the print and colour of the “slippery” fabric, too! I am too scared to make a list of my winter plans, there are so many ideas and I didnt succeed too much with my last list but I am still happy sewing along! 😛 hehe!
I have never bought online, I am pretty fussy and I’d hate to open the package to discover the weight, weave or print wasn’t quite what I thought. The fabric I’ve picked for Chantilly is really transparent and would be a disaster for most things but I think gathered and fully lined it will be gorgeous.
I don’t think I’ll become a permanent skull girl, but it’s fun to have something oddball everyone and then. The skulls are such pretty colours, I think it’s going to be hilarious “oh I love your dress …. hang on a minute …. and they skulls” LOL can’t wait!
hahaha yes! u will have to make a transcript of all conversations like that! loL!
I had samples sent to me the other day and was glad I didnt buy. It had all the issues you just described above.
Wow, I love your fabrics! The bird print ones are adorable. (: Though I do think I have the same B&W cross-hatched cotton as you that I’m going to make up in high waisted shorts!
It’s lovely fabric and will make great shorts. I had it in blue too and made up a little Vogue 1236 which is just lovely to wear.
I love the abstract blue and red flowers on white you picked for the chantilly, what a perfect match for that dress! The red bird fabric is super cute and whimsical too, a long skirt or even a circle skirt would be awesome too. Very anthropoligie!
I love that Chantilly fabric too. I kept seeing it in the shop and then I had a vision of Chantilly – I’m considering makes a muslin – just the bodice/top as I would be shattered if I stuff it up.
I LOVE the red birdies. ‘all the Whimsical things’ @allegravintage suggested a skirt when I tweeted it – and she’s right. It’s perfect for a skirt! I love Twitter! Are you a tweeple?
Love your plans! And the bird fabrics are just too gorgeous. I can’t wait to see all your makes!
Thanks! I’m really excited now, I can’t wait to get started!
So many beautiful fabrics! Isn’t it lovely to gaze and stroke and plan with them! And that blue swirly sateen – you know that I love it. I quite fancy the cross-hatched fabric too. Hmmm, time to have a look in my stash and start planning for summer as well!
Sewing is such a happy meeting of inspiration, process and tactile joy isn’t it? I’m thinking about a fitted dress for that blue & black sateen, with black accents…
The cross hatched fabric is absolutely lovely – from Spotlight. I made my Vogue 1236 in it in a blue colourway. It’s got a tiny bit of stretch which makes it versatile… and forgiving!
i droooool over your fabrics! i’m seriously envious of that collection.
me too… ohhh, hang on it is mine 🙂
They looks great! Good thing I don’t live closer or the bird voiles would disappear!!
I made my son a shirt out of the blue skull fabric, it gets really nice and softer with each wash and I made a dress (Simplicity 2176) out of the blue/black rose sateen fabric and its great as well (I lurve sateen!)
The skulls are so cute! They have them on the bargain table at the moment in the blue/black and I think my husband is quite keen for a shirt of them too.
I’m a sateen junkie too – it’s got such a lovely sheen without being shiny and that bit of stretch which totally agrees with a big lunch.
I can’t wait to see the aqua skull & cross bones sewn up. I like the juxtaposition of the pattern on the fabric to the sweet A-line. Also the link to the Burba Shirt….stylish.
I might give into that Burda shirt urge after all.
I just spotted those skulls and instantly thought of a sweet little Cambie! Must stop typing a get sewing!
Such an amazing set of planned projects and fabrics. That skull fabric is so fun!!! And the red voile. And the blue swirly sateen. Love beyond measure. I will definitely stay tuned!! Have fun!
Either we are all weird or the skull fabric well and truly rocks! I hardly know where to start, the options are all so appealing…
That’s so funny — I have a Darling Ranges dress all cut in that exact same Lisette lawn! It’s been sitting in my WIP pile for the last several weeks while I worked on other projects. I really have to turn my attention back to it though before it gets so cold here that I HAVE to wear it with leggings. Looks like you have a great spring lineup coming!
Oh my gooness isn’t that bizarre – although I was going to make it with the rayon/cotton which is now destined for Vogue 1247 top but I kept thinking of this fabric in the shop and ended up buying it at full price because I couldn’t shake the feeling they should go together.
House of Pinheiro and I are sewing it up – so join the party – not sure when she is starting but I think she handed in her MBA yesterday so she is about to embark on a sewing marathon!
Now I must clean the drool off my chin…
Use a fabric scrap LOL
Wow, you have so many beautiful fabrics! That Vogue pattern is one of my favourites too, I have my own plans to make even more this summer too 🙂
It’s a classic – no doubt we will write in our wills who gets to inherit it.
Thanks for the inspiration this morning, I’ve just purchased the Burda jacket pattern as its on special for $7.50 but silk twill… now that’s fabric I can’t get locally. I will have to pick it up on a Sydney trip! Spotlight and Lincraft just don’t stretch that far! I’m having a soft cornflower blue vision….
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Oh my gosh, such beautiful fabrics! I’m so jealous! I wish I could find stuff like that in my local stores!
I find most of my fabric at Spotlight which is a giant Australian fabric/craft retailer. I also tend to score quite a lot on the bargain table! Apparently my taste doesn’t match with the rest of my community – great for me!
Oh wow – I love your plans, and what a gorgeous selection of fabric! 😀
Now to sew them all! I added another three projects over the weekend!
Wow, I think i need to come and steal some of your fabric stash! Particularly that cross hatch stuff, but also the blue cotton sateen
LOL I think there is still some of that cross hatch stuff at my Spotlight, it’s really nice quality.
So, you’re pretty much going to have the BEST spring/summer wardrobe EVER! I especially love the red cotton voile!
Thanks Jenny, I’m really excited now… so excited I can hardly decide what to do first!
Those fabrics are all divine!! I especially love your Cambie fabric – the blue and skulls are just so fun together!! Your wardrobe is going to be fantastic!
I’m silly with excitement and plans – I want to make them all NOW. So I’ve spent the last few days just procrastinating about where to start LOL. I almost started something that wasn’t in the plan – shock horror. A Hazaron – I wish it would get outta my head.
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I love the Cotton poplin – Colette Pastille, it’s so pretty. I made a laptop case out of it recently, now contemplating whether my partner would kill me if I made cushion covers out of the rest.. very pretty and girly, would make a great dress.
I think I’ll make a muslin (which I rarely do) because I’d hate to waste it on something that went wrong. Are you a Hobart girl? Any fabric shopping tips?
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