Monday, January 18, 2010

I've Been A Bad Girl!!!!

and I owe it all to Rachel. I put myself on a fabric diet until May, and I couldn't resist buying fabric from the Vera Wang Collection over at I mean come on, $1.95 a yard? That was temptation at it's best. I did give myself a limit, and I couldn't go over $40. I just made it, as my order came to $37.98. I got a total of 17 yards from the collection and another 2.5 yards of a Stretch Matte Jersey Knit in Tomatoe which cost $1.93 per yard. This top I think will be for another Vogue 8597, but my version. I checked out the sweater material I had this past weekend, and found that it wasn't enough fabric to make the sweater, so right now I have another piece in my stash in mind, but I have to check the yardage. This one here, might be a present, not sure yet. Here's what I purchased from the collection:

5 yards of Polyester Boucle Suiting in Navy. Sorry this picture is so small, but the bigger picture of this fabric was taken off the sight before I could capture it. Anyway, I have this designated for a Suit. I'm just not sure which one yet.

3 yards of Printed Brocade Floral Lavender/Black. This will be for a dress, I think.

2 yards of Printed Brocade Floral Amber. I have this in mind for a cute knee length skirt.

3 yards of Satin Twill Chartreuse. I'm thinking of making that popular tunic/dress from Burda 1-2010-128. I figure if it doesn't work out, or I don't like it, I can turn it into a nice blouse.

2 yards of Polyester Chiffon Steel. I'm interested in making some ruffled flowers and maybe a layered scarf for the Spring. Something with Cream Chiffon, Tulle and pearl beading. We'll see.

2 yards of Techno Taffeta Navy. This piece will be for a matching blouse for the Polyester Boucle.

I didn't get any sewing done this weekend, but I did manage to do some crocheting for a friend. She's trying to raise some money for the drama group that she's involved with, so I told her that I would donate a few items for them to raffle off the night of their fundraiser. I'll blog about that later as it's coming up early next month.

Did anyone catch the Golden Globes last night? I didn't watch it, but I did make sure I checked out what the girls were wearing today. Here are a few of my favorites.

I'm trying to decide what my next sewing project is going to be. Right now I'm thinking about replicating this baby. I figure I can accomplish that with Butterick 5421and a few minor adjustment/alterations. I also might try my hand at Vogue 1053, but I'm not sure yet. I'm afraid I think.


kaetrn said...

that purple fabric is so pretty! and i hope you make that burda tunic dress, i cannot wait to see how it turns out!

Tanya said...

Awesome fabric choices, I can't wait to see what develops.

Sewtellme said...

Andrea, don't feel bad, I totally blew my fabric diet on the same sale. My total was somewhere in the $90 range but with my 30% off coupon I paid about $63 for over 45 yards of fabric. Now I just have to figure out where to put two new boxes of fabric in the house where my husband won't see them. He totally supports my sewing/fabric habit he just complains about the storage problems.

Michelle said...

I was lured by the siren call of 1.95 fabrics, too! My box just arrived today. I don't even have room to keep it! But I can't wait to see what you do with yours, the pattern selections look fab.

meli88a said...

Wow! I can't believe you got all that tasty stuff for less than $40!

Sheila said...

You know I know that you have been a bad girl.. we were on the phone for a long time trying to decide what to

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's good I don't sew (yet)? I spend enough as it is on crafts!

I cannot believe Cher is still going out dressed like Elvira.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. ;)

I got the charmeuse twill, too! I'm thinking a pencil skirt.

I am SO kicking myself for not getting that tomato colored jersey. I was really drawn to it - I should have just thrown it on the pile. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Aminat said...

Love all the fabric... Don't feel a girl gotta do what a girl gotta Have

Mariss said...

The brocade fabric is gorgeous! I love the lavender. Don't waste time feeling too bad, I don't think you will :)

Monique said...

Your favorites are definitely my favorites. I love all of those dresses. You have definitly been a bad girl, but you make sure you have lots of fun with all of that fabric!

Eliana said...

Oh my! How can I resist such a beautiful fabric and dresses??? I love all! You have very good taste!


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