Fabric “stash” might be a bit overstated as it amounts to one meager piece, but it is fabric after all, and I’m not finished with my shopping just yet (I’ll be begging for your help with that later in this post). The fabric shops near me specialize in quilting, and mostly offer cotton choices, which is just what I need for ease of sewing and confidence building.
I found a lovely colorful one for the remake of my top; tiny rainbow raindrops cover a white ground so it should be nice on hot summer days. And it should be a much better version than my first attempt, seen from a safe distance here.
Is anyone familiar with Timeless Treasures Fabrics of SoHo, LLC? I was not, but I’m quite pleased with it, very soft and pliable, not at all “shifty”. I’m making View B this time, with short sleeves and a notched neckline. Might look a little more tailored. Oh, any what do you think about a long skirt (not full) or pants (too advanced?) to go with? Any ideas? Stretch? Not stretch? Long? Not so long? My knees don’t do well on display…..
Oh, one more little tidbit. My dear hubby picked up a library discard for me (he works at a library and has easy access to all the good give-aways) – the Singer Sewing Book (1972), sans dust cover. And this morning I checked out the Colette Sewing Handbook so I can decide whether or not to buy it. Well, of course, I’m going to buy it, and then my personal sewing library will consist of TWO volumes. We are moving on up, folks, isn’t it grand!
Oddly enough, I actually have 2 tall bookshelves for use in what will eventually be my sewing room, so methinks more books will be necessary. Any ideas? Vintage sewing books? Contemporary sewing books? Books you refer to over and over? Books that you can’t do without? Books that are just plain beautiful?
Thanks everyone, and happy sewing!