Well, it's that time of year again: the seasons are changing, and I've gone into major fabric-hoarding mode. May I take you on a little tour of my spring stash? Lemons, polka dots, and roses the size of my head await!
Lemons! On a lovely semi-sheer silk/cotton blend! A couple weekends ago I was lucky enough to go fabric shopping with the absolutely lovely Sarai of Colette Patterns when she was in town. We stopped by Mood, and I immediately gravitated toward this print. I was wavering a bit, but then another lady tried to steal it right out of my hands! I knew I had a winner then, so I held on for dear life. Luckily there was enough to go around - lemons for everyone! I have five fabulous yards of this, and I'm thinking of a full-skirted frock like the short-sleeved version here:
This next pick is also a Mood acquisition.
Aren't the zigzags cool? Sarai bought this in red, and I ended up going back for the black version. It's also a lovely silk and cotton blend. I'm envisioning a flirty summer dress that will look awesome with pink or green shoes!
Now this red rose beauty is a Liberty of London. Oh yes, my friends, it is. I have two and a half yards, and I'm thinking a classic shirtdress. What say you?
This aqua stretch pique is from Gorgeous Fabrics.
I think it desperately wants a little Emma Pillsbury action, in the form of a new pencil skirt. See here?
Now. Want to see an insane print?
WOW, eh? That flower takes up the whole of my scanner bed. It's a cotton sateen that I couldn't resist from B&J. I'm thinking a skirt, the simpler the better. Even gathers are a little much for this print, so it will probably just be a simple a-line. Perhaps some very subtle pleats or tucks. We'll see.
As for what I'm making right now? Yes, I know I'm supposed to be working on my background dress muslin. But I had a FASHION EMERGENCY: I don't have a cute spring jacket! So I'm making McCall's 5525, View A:
Isn't there something very 60s about this pattern? I'm making it in a navy pique, with a polka dot lining. I'm going to do covered buttons, with the polka dot lining on the back (tutorial to come!).
So those are the highlights for now. (Yeah, there's more. I told you, I'm practically a hoarder.) How about you? Are you gathering your spring and summer fabrics?