I’m in the jar over at DidYouMakeThat, about using some of the fabric that I’ve been hoarding because it’s “too good to cut”. So, in order to help keep me in line, I’m posting the picture of the fabrics that have thus far remained in my stash. Also, a couple of these, I have no idea what I should make with them, but I know that you, my brilliant readers, have some fabulous ideas to help nudge me along. 🙂
Here’s what the pieces are from top left to bottom right:
(Note: some are repeats because of the way I took the pictures and then collaged them.)
- Wool/Acrylic blend in grey/turquoise plaid, seems like I have about 2.5 yards
- Stretch cotton plaid, black with purple and white plaids. I may or may not have two pieces of this for a grand total of probably around 5 or 6 yards. 😳 What can I say; I thought it was gorgeous.
- White linen floral, should have about 2.5 yards
- Top right is a navy silk/cotton blend with a slightly shiny floral design, 3 yards of 45″…I think.
- Center is a turquoise and grey-ish brown floral-y silk/cotton blend 3 to 3.5 yards.
- Bottom left is an orange poly charmeuse in this awesome swirled design, 1.5 yards or thereabouts.
- Bottom right is the most awesome snakeskin-like textured knit in a gorgeous shade of purplish grey. I think there might be about 2 yards there.
So those are my “too good to cut pieces”, and surprisingly, of those, 2 came from Jo-Ann’s, so they aren’t all in this pile because they’re expensive pieces, they’re there because I loved the feel/color/print. 🙂
Are you wondering why I would hoard these? Do you have any ideas on what to use them for?
That floral is so asking for a floaty sundress or similar! And two bonus points for the use of embiggen- it’s such a crummulant word!
LOL! Yes, I love the non-word embiggen, it’s fun to say. 😉 I think I bought the white floral with V 1286 in mind…
Gah, I was beaten to the crommulent joke! 🙂 I’m with Amanda on the floral- a sundress for sure!
Ok, when you cut the blue floral- let me know and we can be Fabricmart twins- I don’t know what to do with it and they even sent me matching lining in the grab bag!
LOL! I don’t have matching lining, so I’ll have to come up with something. But I’ll definitely let you know what I decide to make. 🙂
Oooh, I love that snakeskin! It has to be pants or a pencil skirt, IMO.
That would be a fantastic idea, but sadly, it’s a lightweight knit, more suited to a shirt of some sort.
White linen floral – long swishy skirt. Plaid, dress, winter obviously. Navy silk – shirtwaister, orange poly charmeuse – huge overshirt with big sleeves, strappy evening or cocktail dress, snakesking knit – top with an unusual cut, and a bit of draping, stretch cotton plaid – pass, turquoise and grey silk cotton blend – sheath dress and jacket. There, that’s sorted ha ha.
I’m getting better at the too good to cut dilemma, here’s the tip:- try to see each piece you hack into as an excuse to buy another length of fabric of similar quality.
I think some sort of mock-wrap tee would be great for the snakeskin knit, something like BurdaStyle 01-2009-110.
I’m still stumped on the silk/cotton so I’m no help!
Oh I do have some silks and wools I love and they’re great quality so I bought them thinking “when I’m good enough I’ll make something wonderful”! Haven’t yet and am not yet but I have taken some out for sewing damnit.
I agree with all the thoughts above about what to make with them – what’re your plans?
I did the same thing, bought some nicer stuff thinking I’d sew it up when I either a) improved my skills or b) lost some weight. I don’t know that either of those things are going to happen according to the vision I had in my head, so I’d probably be best off to just sew it up and enjoy it in the meantime.
I know this is so late, but I have that center fabric as well. I know probably 10 people who do. Yet I’ve only seen 2 people sew it so far! It really is beautiful.