Even though the time I have to sew is at a minimum right now, that certainly doesn’t seem to stop me from bringing home fabric to add to my stash. Yes, I’m an unabashed fabric hoarder. I thought it would be fun to share my fabric stash additions and the ideas I have for them and of course I’d love to know if you have any ideas for them as well! (The idea for Sunday Stash themed blog posts was unabashedly inspired by my latest quilting blogger crush Molli Sparkles.)
Most of my fabric comes from the thrift store on my island. It’s a fabric hoarder’s dream – every week is a new assortment of all sorts of fabrics, and most of them are $2 a yard. Yes, you read that right! This beauty is silk crepe (yes, real silk at $2/yard – see why my stash keeps growing and growing!). I wasn’t enamored with the print at first, but figure it would make a great lining. But it’s growing on me – all 6 yards of it! Right now I see it as something 70’s and voluminous, since that’s very on trend and seasonal right now. A wrap dress with statement sleeves perhaps? Although a smart 40’s dress could look pretty swell in this as well. What do you think? And which side would you use – both right and wrong side are lovely – I’m torn!
There wasn’t much of this nice olive rayon challis, but I have visions of a sleeveless button up shirt that I could wear under cardigans for this transitional season. (That means I’d have to sew it up soon, but there is always next year.) I see it with metal buttons and perhaps military inspired details like epaulets? Though epaulets wouldn’t be great under cardigans… What do you see? Am I silly for hoarding garment fabric in less than 1 yard amounts?