Saturday, September 29, 2012

knits and stripes and patterns, oh my!

I have finally broken my fabric fast and purchased some goodies, no thanks to Kristine who turned me onto Girl Charlee Fabrics.  I'm probably most excited by finally having my very own chevron SOMETHING...  Even if I'm late to the chevron party.  I got the B&W chevron knit:

Just what to make with it??  I saw an adorable skirt on Pinterest, but I've seen some cute tanks (a'la the Sorbetto) and even a few cute dresses. With a busy print like that, it would need to be something simple.  This is cute:

 Hmmm.  Taking suggestions now.

 Then I caved to the pressure I always feel from nautical-esque stripes.  Stripes, why do I love thee??

And this glorious stripe with a floral...I'm seeing a dress with a swirly skirt.  Maybe something that wraps around?

This is pretty, maybe more swish in the skirt...  Pattern suggestions??
And lastly, two small prints for (probably) more tees.

  Won't they be pretty in something feminine and girly?  Maybe that ruched center tee from Burda Style a few seasons ago.

 Or the Jalie sweetheart tee:

Good news...the Burda and the Jalie are already muslined.  Bad news...I want to start with the dress. Ha. Story of my life!

Hope you're having a lovely fall weekend!


  1. hahah! muslined, you say? that's more than I can say for sure.

    My chevron arrived on Friday. The funny thing was I was reading one of Clinton Kelly's fashion books and was reading the part where he said ABSOLUTELY NO HORIZONTAL STRIPES just about the time the chevron package arrived.

    Oh well. I guess I'm just dead in Clinton's eyes (I was also wearing yoga pants AND flipflops at the time, so.... probably our relationship was doomed from the start).

    I can't wait to see what you make, I have NO IDEA what I'm going to do with mine.

  2. Is that Burda Style tee from the magazine or is it a single pattern? I NEED that tee in my life! Also, I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around that fact that those are all knits. Lovely, grownup knits that aren't modern abstract ITY are hard to find. Bye bye, paycheck.

    1. Andrea, it's from the magazine, Jun 2010 issue! The website "has" been selling individual patterns from the mag as downloadable (print/tape together) patterns, but I don't know if they go that far back? This was in the plus sizes of that issue. It's so pretty isn't it??

  3. I just bought some fabric from Girl Charlie - I can't wait for them to show up. I have sewing retreat next weekend and I'm super excited. g

  4. Oh yes to ALL of it! I am no help. :) But of course I have no less than 4 ideas/patterns waiting to be cut out right now.

  5. thanks for the posts. good blog.


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