Another fabric haul

After telling myself that I’m not going to buy any more fabric until I’ve used at least half my stash up, I’ve gone and bought more fabric! Eeek! I think I have a problem!! I just can’t help myself!

I’ve recently bought a few bits from several online retailers. Some I have a project in mind for the fabric, others I have no idea what to make!!


It started when I saw that Like Sew Amazing had a lovely lilac lining fabric that would be perfect for my lilac blazer. I couldn’t just buy some lining fabric, so I also bought some pink and cream leopard print jersey that I’d been eyeing up for a while. I cannot resist leopard print! I’m not sure what to make with the jersey. Initially I thought another Freya top, then I thought maybe I might try the Stellan Tshirt from French Navy Now or the Ruska Tshirt from Named’s book Breaking the Pattern or even AK Pattern’s new Suzy dress. I don’t know if it’s a bit much for a dress though. I have 2 metres so I could potentially make 2 Tshirts if I’m clever with my cutting out.

My next purchase was from Fabric Godmother. I bought 2m of khaki French Terry. Originally, my plan was to make the Ruska Knot front dress from Named’s book but now I’m thinking about making the Stella jogging bottoms from Tilly’s book Stretch. I also bought a Me Made May pin as well because I didn’t want to miss out and some of the money goes to charity.

animal print fabric

A few days later, I saw on Instagram that Pin & Sew had a leopard print French terry. As you know, I cannot resist anything leopard print so I had to buy 2m of it. I’m not sure what to make. I’m thinking a sweatshirt such as my beloved Chloe sweatshirt by Rosy Pena Patterns or possibly trying a new sweatshirt pattern. I might buy a cute cuff rib to use as well for extra detail.

material girl laura fabrics

Then I visited Material Girl Laura’s website last week when I was writing my blog post about my Freya top. Oh my goodness! She has the best selection of fabric at the moment! There was so many that I wanted to buy. I managed to restrain myself and just buy two. They were the Lady McElroy artistic vibrance cotton lawn and Sparkle Kisses French Terry.

The cotton lawn is very popular at the moment and I was inspired to get some after seeing Emma’s (The Zipperfoot) pussybow blouse that she made in this fabric. I plan on making the Saraste frill blouse from Named’s book with it. I think that will be lovely for summer.

The Sparkle Kisses is amazingly soft and cosy. I love it so much! I’m thinking of making either another Nora top but without the high neck and all one length or maybe a Southbank sweater or sweater dress. Again, I have 2m so I have options! I can’t wait to make something super cosy with it.

If you have any ideas for what I could make with these fabrics please comment or let me know!

At the moment I’m making my lilac blazer. It’s going well so far. I’ve sewn the main jacket together and am in the process of putting the lining together. I can’t wait for this to ready for me to wear!! After that, I plan on making my Palisade Pants. I’ve made 2 toiles of these so hopefully the fit will be good. I also have the Panda cotton lawn cotton lawn cut out for a Kalle Shirt so I’ve got a very busy few months ahead of me getting everything sewn up!

Then I can buy more fabric!

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