A month or so ago I posted about the fabrics I’d recently bought and there were a few! Fast forward to now and I have added even more fabric to my stash! Lockdown leaves you with time to sew and browse fabric stores! I’m lucky enough to still be getting paid normally but am spending less than usual so can afford to buy a bit extra fabric this month. Plus I want to support small businesses at this time as well so I’ve definitely been treating myself! I’ve lost my sew-jo somewhat, however, my desire to buy fabric is still strong. I believe this is conclusive proof that they are two separate hobbies! Here’s what I have been buying…
I’ve been inspired to sew with dobby fabric lately. I think it was since seeing Emily at Self Assembly Required’s blog post about her Olya shirt which she made in a gorgeous viscose dobby. I first bought a beautiful white viscose dobby from Lamazi Fabric, which originally, was going to be a shirt but now I’m unsure. At the time of writing, Lamazi only have a remnant piece left.
I then saw that Felicity Fabrics had some beautiful colours of cotton dobby so I opted for the dusky blue colourway. I’ve just checked and there’s 1m left! I think I’m going to make the Peppermint wrap top with this.
Finally for my dobby fabrics, I saw that Harriet from Sew Me Sunshine had some ivory cotton dobby available so I bagged the last couple of metres. I think she has since sold out. Generously, Harriet is giving a key worker discount at the moment so I was able to get for a very reasonable price. I’m going to use this for the Olya shirt as I figured cotton is easier to sew with than viscose and should look really good in this pattern.
I also bought 2m of a beautiful zebra print viscose in blue from Sew Me Sunshine. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to make with it. Maybe the Sequence blouse from Papercut patterns? I just knew I needed that gorgeous colour and print in my life!
The rest of the fabrics I’ve bought are all from Material Girl Laura. She has such an amazing, fun range of fabrics. She also has 10% discount at the moment with the code pickmeup so it’d be rude not to!
The first was the most gorgeous cotton jersey I’ve ever seen! It’s called watercolour flora black jersey and has the most beautiful colours in it. They look amazing against the black background. I plan on making a tshirt of some type, maybe the Tabitha Tee from Tilly’s new book. I did consider the dress as that would be beautiful but I would get more wear from the tshirt. I am considering buying more to make the dress as well though!
I also bought a lovely navy based floral viscose. I’m unsure what to make but it feels a bit autumnal to me so I might leave this fabric in my stash for a little while.
Continuing my love of florals on a black base, I bought a viscose crepe that has more blue/green tones of flowers on black. Again, I’m unsure what to make at the moment but possibly a dress.
The final fabric is a beauty. As soon as I saw it I knew I needed it. It’s a stretch crepe and is a combination of floral and leopard print! This has my name all over it. Laura had it in 3 colour ways; a pink, a blue and a greenish one. I went with the blue. Again, I have no fixed plan for it but I bought 2.5m with the intention of some sort of pretty dress.
I’ve told myself that this is it until I sew at least 10 of the fabrics in my stash… however, Sister Mintaka has a beautiful fabric that I’ve got my eye on. I’ll try to stay strong. For a bit!
Please let me know if you have suggestions for any of the fabrics above and let me know what you’re making!