Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Plans for my thrift store fabric
Last week I discovered a treasure-trove. Value Village, as ridiculously overpriced as they usually are for everything else, has a great and cheap fabric selection! I came home with six pieces. Now, what shall I do with them?
Fabric A: This muted paisly is a really soft cotton-ish blend fabric. I want to make a fairly structured dress, maybe with short sleeves that will work for summer and fall.
Fabric B: I love the colours of this fabric. It's also some kind of cotton-blend, I think. I'd like to do a skirt, or a simple sundress. And maybe a little dress for Juli too, depending on how much fabric is left. (of course we wouldn't wear matching dresses at the same time.)
Fabric C: This one, that you can barely see, is close to 100% wool as far as I can tell. It will probably end up as a skirt for fall and winter. One more reason to wear my tall black boots!
Fabric D: This is a thin cotton. It will be used as lining for for fabric A, B, or E.
Fabric E: This is a silky-soft paisley. I don't know what I want to do with this one yet. Skirt? Top? I'm not sure if there is enough for a dress.
Fabric F: This one is navy suiting. It will be a basic skirt.
Does anyone have other ideas for what I could do with the fabric? Or pattern suggestions? I'd love to have your input.