Fabric Stash Show and Tell

Happy New Year! I’m back! Woohoo! I had the overwhelming desire to sew the past few days but couldn’t figure out what to do. Part of my problem was a limited fabric stash. Lucky for me I had reason to go to Haberman’s in Royal Oak today – to which I had a gift card from Christmas. So I picked up two things to help me out.
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Teal cotton sateen (left) and a heavyweight teal knit (right). The knit actually looks much darker than the sateen in person and they both look a little greener in person as well.
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I plan on pairing the sateen with this blue cotton with white dots that I got at B&J back in September to make Butterick 3100. The teal will be the skirt, the blue will be the top.
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The bottom is that same teal knit as the top photo. The other green and the grey are knits I have in my stash. (The zip is there for color comparing.) I plan on making all three into dresses with full skirts and 3/4 length sleeves. These weren’t in my 2013 new pattern plan.
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Here are the other fabrics in my stash that are worth noting. They are all at least 1 yrd but few are over that so my options are limited. I can usually squeeze a top OR a skirt out of 1 yrd but obviously not both, so dresses are out unless I’m mixing prints. Surprise, surprise the solid grey is 2 yrds but do I REALLY need ANOTHER grey dress?! No. So that will be something else. The cool toned (greys, blue, aqua, & periwinkle) may do something nice together.
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Hmmm. What to do. What to do…I’ll keep thinking about it.

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About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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2 Responses to Fabric Stash Show and Tell

  1. Love that teal…both of them. And I spy lots of on trend greens (but then you are the Green Goddess!) Can’t wait to see what you make out of them.

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