Growing a stash
Card by Rar Rar Press, Chicago.
My mister has a fantastic auburn stash growing under his nose. And I have a fabric stash growing under a terrarium (it sits atop a bookcase, stuffed with folded fabric).
Totally just added to it. 70 degree weather (!) inspires all kinds of growing. And whenever the Joann has a 50% off the clearance fabrics sale, I totally stock up on basics and stuff for baby gifts. Some sewers advocate a five yard minimum when buying fabric for unknown purposes, but I’m more of a two-yard sewer. I don’t wear big dresses or full skirts, so two yards – esp. 60-inch fabric- is usually enough for pants, A-line skirts and most tops for me.
Too bad they didn’t have any plain denim. I’ve been itching to make a warm weather denim wrap dress using the BurdaStyle Desira pattern I’d lengthen like this one I already made for my favorite little girl.
Jojo did have:
Weird white cotton with red print of pheasants and old-timey looking couples. Will line something. Or turn into a blouse.
Gray lightweight twill for a Desira wrap dress.
Wine colored polished cotton. Some kind of summer dress.
Eggplant crepe backed satin. I really have a purple dress problem.
And this black stretch terry for one of these outfits, thrifted in a ratty Chicago spot:
Also bought this McCall’s pattern because of the hats.
I’ve been wanting to use two angora sweaters I managed to shrink to copy my favorite Kangol furgora jeff cap but have had zero luck finding a pattern. This little cap (E) is sweet and close enough for now. Will try it out using a chunk of heavy denim from this Freecycled bag of scraps.
Anyone know where to find great hat patterns?