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Holiday fabric

So onto the fabric....I really wanted to go the Clear It but didn't have time and with Alex sick, we just had some rest days. It's in a great food area too which would appease Alex so easily. Not a big problem as I don't need any more fabric (I should just stop saying it or buying it), but you have to look don't you. When we did have time on the last day, I repaid Alex his good nature and we went to the old Melbourne Goal, which was terrific. All my fabrics are from Darn Cheap Fabrics at Glen Huntly, the shop I went to last time. Nearly all of these were either remnants or off the $2 table. 

The coral fabric is a lightweight linen/cotton perfect for a little summer shirt and the cat fabric is for t-shirts for Alex. That's the only full price fabric (at $6.95 per metre it's still cheap). He loves cats and I can use this with other colour blocking.

The colours are a bit off here... the one on the left is a bit more aqua than baby blue an a lovely linen look cotton. I thought it would probably be one of those wash and heavy crinkle fabrics but that's how it looks after washing it two weeks ago and sitting in the laundry basket for that long and if feels terrific still so great value at $2 a metre.  The pineapples fabric is a synthetic but I loved the colour and the aqua matches perfectly with the cotton next to it. It's a bit more limey yellow than just plain yellow but I really loved it.

The floral is also a synthetic, which I rarely buy but it was a big piece as a cheap remnant and it is such a happy print it wouldn't be left. The next one is a deep coral/watermelon linen... holy smokes $2 per metre could you leave it? The next piece is a cotton chino type fabric. I'd been looking for this type of fabric and just never came across it but again bargain as a remnant. The last red piece is again a synthetic, remnant and quite a big piece for little money. It's like a synthetic silk as it has a beautiful sheen and the colour is amazing! It may end up being a lining but that's ok and I don't have a good stock of nice linings.

This it a remnant again... its got sparkles through it and is only a two way stretch knit. I've got it ready to cut out a little cardi to try out a pattern. I really like it though and it seems like a mostly cotton which is nice.

There was a large remnant of a black wooly fabric and it was quite cheap andr the burn test at home confirmed it was wool and the same wool that I have in two other colours already. Problem is now it is just not cold here. This week will go up to 28 degrees celsius! Goodness it's winter people and we'll  be able to go to the beach!! Although I've had lots of winter things planned, is it worth it to spend valuable sewing time on stuff I won't get much wear out of.

 Oops I also just remembered I don't think I've documented the fabrics I bought from Kitten d'Amour fabric sale and I wanted to make a Butterick 6244 coat out of some nice wool I got there. I asked my friend who lives in the US and coming home to get me a couple of patterns that I couldn't get here and that's one of them. I'll get that next week I think.

I've also got a 40th birthday (fancy restaurant) dinner in a couple of weeks with a '70's/'80's theme so I would like to make something but time may let me down. I am so tired at night with my brain being drained in the new job, I don't trust myself to cut things out.... been there, ruined that before.

This is Alex enjoying some of the fabulous food and hot chocolate we had a a great cafe near the Air BNB we stayed in. He's not enjoying much!

I saw this in a shop and absolutely couldn't stop laughing hysterically.... I think it's more funny if you think of someone who fits the bill. 


  1. I think you were quite restrained with your fabric purchasing. Some nice little finds - the cats are gorgeous - and if the weather is going to be warm again, the pineapples may be made up sooner rather than later!

    1. Thanks for that Sarah Liz... a good sewing/fabric friend always says you were restrained with fabric purchases! The cats are so nice, I'm even hoping there's enough for a t-shirt for me. I love the pineapples even though I am a little sallow in the skin colour and see this in a top... but I don't care....

  2. Looks like you got some great bargains...especially the linens.

    1. I know, those linens are perfect and $2 per metre. The girl who served me said the week before they had a lilac and orange I think... lucky or I would have come home with more LOL!

  3. Pineapples! I think you like pineapples :-D

    1. Yes, it seems I have a problem!

    2. You might! And I might have a problem with butterflies. Perhaps we need to form a support group? ;-D

    3. Yes and I think these problems need discussions over coffee and cake or bubbles somewhere with a pool or white sandy beach! (suitable for both pineapples and butterflies)

  4. $2 per meter are too good to pass up!!! Although I have no room in my stash for any more fabric... Oh who am I kidding? That wouldn't stop me!

    1. Ha ha yeah that's what I say and yet there I go buying more fabric!! But $2.... when I kick this cold I'll try and make some stuff at night. Yawn

  5. I love how you talk about fabric like they were stray puppies "couldn't leave it behind". :)

    "Been there ruined that before" ha ha ha ha!!

    1. Oh yes Kyle... it just wouldn't be right to leave that stray puppy, I mean fabric behind!!


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