I just got a box of fabric from a colleague/mentor/friend! A couple of years ago, she spent a semester sabbatical in my lab where we got to know each other and shared many discussions about knitting, sewing, and making things. I saw her again at a conference last month. She commented that she was ready to clean out some boxes of fabric from the attic/basement and asked if I was interested. Of course I am!!!
The package started with these three pieces of linen. The colors look so nice together that I feel compelled to use them in the same project – a colorblock summer dress perhaps? Although each would individually make a very nice blouse.
Two pieces of interesting prints. The brown and blue is definitely synthetic (probably rayon?) and is the perfect weight and strength for lining purses and bags (and I love having pretty fabrics greet me when I reach into a bag). There’s a fair bit of the black and tan. I think it would be a fascinating print to decorate with, but it doesn’t match my apartment.
This piece has to be a sundress for my mom. It’s her color and it looks a lot like the batik quilting fabrics that she loves so much. I won’t have time to make it for her before summer’s done this year, but perhaps she’ll get a sundress for Christmas. Shhh, don’t tell.
This is a gorgeous plaid wool with little bits of turquoise and fuchsia boucle, an intriguing combination. And black lining to go with it. It’s heavy enough to be a jacket, but the perfect design didn’t magically pop into my head, so it will sit on the shelf for a while until I think of the perfect thing to do with it. But It will definitely make it into something special!
And finally, a couple of zippers with perfectly matched thread, very useful items to have in a stash!To my friend that sent these, thanks again! Everything is much appreciated!! Do these fabrics inspire any specific ideas in any of you? Anyone have suggestions for what I should do with them?