Sorry, it’s been awhile!
Life has been BUSY. I have been swamped by domesticity but am slowing emerging. I found myself cooking dinner, putting on laundry, running a bath, cutting out fabric and knitting a row here and there (all at the same time it seemed) last Friday and thought “Aha! Almost back to ‘normal’“.
I decided to blog about the fabrics this post and people the next. So many things to show! I thought it best to show the fabrics so you can sit back and fan yourselves in case it all gets too exciting. So it’s mainly pictures tonight!
I don’t think I got spectacularly exciting fabrics. I got a few special pieces and the rest I liked the colour or had a ‘vision’ in my head… yes, heavens about – practical stuff!!
French Brocade – I got this at a Berwick Street sale (fancy place to buy fabrics) I got 2.8m for 40 pounds, it would have cost me 160 pounds at full price. I think it needs to be a fancy evening coat. ELH suggested that it would look great as feature patches on a military style jacket aka my French designer op shop jacket (quite an inspired suggestion I thought!)
Maybe a Pavot? I’m open to fancy jacket suggestions!
Italian linen from Goldhawk Road. This does not photograph well but it’s a lovely flecked denim colour. I had the Burda Crossover Blazer in my head when I got this.
Maybe a Burdastyle crossover blazer. Or the lovely Burda 7401. Could be a lovely Victoria…
Lace from Goldhawk Road. I have no idea. I thought it was going to be a top. Now I think it might be a dress with a lace overlay bodice…
Mauve wool blend from Goldhawk Road. I liked the weave in this fabric… I have no idea what to do with it. I don’t know what I was thinking…
Purple knit from Goldhawk Road. I really need more knit tops. I can squeeze a cowl-necked Renfrew and a Maria Denmark day-to-night top out of this.
Rolls & Rems blue knit. I got this shopping with Clare of SewDixieLou. She’s gorgeous – more on this next post! This was a princely 3 pounds. I love it.
From Rolls & Rems with Clare of SewDixieLou. I think this has a lot of polyester but I love it. It might be a Deer & Doe Datura…
Silk Cotton from Goldhawk Road. At just 5 pounds a metre I could not resist this. Beautiful…
Silk Cotton from Goldhawk Road. This is another 5 pound a metre wonder. Lovely stuff.
Teal Ponti from Goldhawk Road. This is one of my favourite colours, it’s a much more vivid teal than it appears in this photo. I have a Vogue 8593 in my head
Is that enough fabric for today?
Is it ever enough fabric? Cant wait to see these transform! Gorgeous. My fav is the lace and silks. Phew fanning down. :p
I think I’m going to turn into one of those mad little old ladies…
Beautiful fabrics, Lizzy! Can’t wait to see their transformation into cute clothes. 🙂
I was thinking about your Vogue dress when I got the teal ponti!
These are all lovely and the colors so good for you- this all looks very promising! Any ideas for the paisley?
I think it needs to be a pretty flouncy, drapery dress, about knee length. Maybe M6507, B5879 (knee length), B5750 ( love this but it doesn’t have great reviews). Any suggestions or visions you would like to share?
Such a frisky print doesnt need too much breaking it up- I like your thinking
I love the word ‘frisky’ I’m going to feel very frisky when I wear it!
Well you’ve definitely got your priorities right – fabric always comes first, eh? There’s some lovelies here – I’m very much coveting your denim-coloured linen. Delicious!
Thanks Mel. It’s all very practical (except the brocade) and I can’t wait to sew with it. I adore the denim linen too. It’s crying out to be a jacket, I was tempted to make a Victoria with it but have some ink colored linen for it.
I totally admire your practicality. Me? I would have come back with ridiculously unpractical fabric. Can’t wait to see what you do with it all! 🙂
oooh, that lace fabric is pretty. wonder if it will be difficult to sew with. Do you use a ‘walking foot’ or a special needle to sew with fabric like that?
I have no idea about how to sew the lace, I think that if I underline it with a fabric it won’t really matter… now to find a pattern…
lovely fabric haul you’ve got there! It was lovely to met you at Goldhawk Road!
Hi Tasmin! Lovely to meet you too. I had to go back to Goldhawk Rd I was so overwhelmed and exhausted the first time LOL
Lovely fabrics. I particularly love the lace. I actually have a few yards of that second silk cotton. Not quite sure what I’m going to do with it.
The lace is lovely, it’s the first thing I purchased overseas. I think I might make some pendrells with the multi colored silk cotton. I haven’t decided and I change my mind every day….
I like all your choices…which makes me feel calm about the fabric I bought for you. It’s in the box that is missing in transit but if they don’t find it, there’s always more fabric. I’m excited for your Crossover Blazer if you go for it. It’s, of course, already in my favorites on Burda.
I think we are from the same part of the rainbow Leila! I want to make the blazer but get scared by Burda’s lack of seam allowances and instructions. Although I never make muslins I might make one for this one!
I’ve only made a couple of Burda patterns up and the fit is actually better than I get from other pattern companies even if I do have to alter everything. I use a double tracing wheel to give me both the stitching and cutting lines. Works like a charm. And yes, hwe are from the same part of the rainbow.
Wow, you have some lovelies there. Can’t wait to see them made up.
Now it’s just about finding time to sew!
Lots of beautiful fabrics Lizzy. Those silk cottons have my heart pounding… Enjoy!
I can’t wait to wear those silk cottons they are going to be divine in summer.
I’m still looking for a pattern for the silk you sent me. I think I know what to do just waiting for warmer weather 🙂
These things can’t be rushed. I’m still eying off the green birds voile you sent me. I think ‘all in good time’ applies to both of us. I’ve got a kids leggings production line happening today 🙂
Oh I love fabric shots! I esp love the spotty silk cotton. I also am thinking about the asymmetrical linen jacket pattern at the moment. I’ve traced and copied the instructions – just need to get a move on. Looking forward to seeing yours. Are you coming to Sydney for the Sewing catch up?
I’ve got the pattern too. Just need to tape it together… after I finish three other projects…
Yes I’m coming down. I wasn’t, then I was, now I am! I’m looking forward to meeting some Aussie girls! I think I will stay in the CBD overnight and visit The Fabric Store before I go home on the Monday.
Love that lace! I think it would make a really great shift dress. Maybe colette laurel. It would showcase the fabrics amazingness perfectly.
Agreed. I was thinking Laurel or McCalls 6505 is a lovely lace overlay dress too…
Gosh, i love fabric! great choices. I especially loved that african wax print you had in your last post and that paiseey silk. sooo jealous. can wait to see what you make.
And I can’t wait to make them. Desperately wish I’d got more wax fabric!
Oh I love the lace fabric! I am a lace monster at heart. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
A lace monster! Just picturing what that looks like…
Love that Rolls & Rems Blue, I can totally see that on you. Hey did you know that there is a song called ‘Goldhawk Road’? It is a favourite of mine, by singer/songwriter Tina Dico from Denmark. She’s so fab, take a listen:
Lucky lady! Love that silk cotton dotty looking number!
Ooh, what a FUN fabric haul!!!! Thanks for sharing– I love snooping on other people’s stashes!
What a lovely haul! I am looking forward to seeing your upcoming makes. I think I have the very same teal ponti from Goldhawk rd, I am planning to make V8667
LOL we are going to be the Lizzy Teal Twins!
Great blog post. I think that your fabric is exciting.