Today’s theme is “fabric I bought in the middle of the night while feeling sorry for myself.” There hasn’t been much sleep in our house since munchkin made her entrance 6 months ago. She’s an amazing baby and good at so many things. Sleeping is not one of those things. We’ve worked really, really hard to teach her to sleep the best we can, and we’ve made massive progress recently, but there have most definitely been plenty of nights where I was awake for hours with a screaming baby in the middle of the night and needed something, anything, to make myself feel better. So, fabric it was!
Girl Charlee was having a sale on bundles of off-prints and I swooned for this floral. I’ve already used some of it to sew a plantain tee, but have many yards left so there will be more in my wardrobe! It came bundled with a forest green printed with little hearts that I liked more in the photos than I do IRL, but I will certainly use it as I have a knit pattern I’m working on right now (albeit very slowly) and it will be great for muslins.
I also got a lovely hacci knit that reminds me of a subtle birthday cake with little sprinkles. I had a project in mind for it, but I had it in my head that it would be heavier than it is (yes, hacci knits are by definition lightweight knits but I was sleep deprived and it was the middle of the night) so I don’t know what to do with it now. It would make lovely dress but would need to be lined to not be sheer.
From Fabric.com I ordered cat print ITY knit and a coordinating solid black. I have a couple of different ideas for the fabric – either a Diane Von Furstenberg style wrap dress or a rub off of a BCBG dress I bought in college. I usually only stash fabric without an intended project if it came from the thrift store, but I needed to order a quilt backing for a quilt I’m working on and if I upped my order I got free shipping so it it didn’t make sense not to buy it. Also, I was feeling sorry for myself and it was the middle of the night and it has cats on it. If I get a move on, maybe I could make myself a Thanksgiving dress in time?
Do you make “I’m feeling sorry for myself purchases”?