I have mentioned my mom also sews and she sells her work. One of the things she sells is luggage tags. This is a picture of a new fabric she was hoping for help on naming so they don't have the tags on them yet but you can see more on her Etsy site as well.
Mom has an incredible assortment of luggage tags. She makes 12-24 of each print and moves on. She has multiple shoe boxes of these things done at any given time. Some of the prints take a little while to find a home but it makes for a great assortment.
Someone recently inquired for a larger purchase. A bridal party that were going to Vegas so they wanted a bunch that were like one she sold on Etsy a while ago.
Let's just review a few facts...
- I haven't been able to sew much with all this restrictions on moving and feeling crappy
- I haven't gone shopping because I haven't been walking all that much lately.
- I also have tried not to go shopping because I have enough stash to sew through.
What did I find? Silk noil, 45" wide, regularly $20/m on sale for $5/m. All solid colours, I bought 4m of it in black. I have not worked with silk noil before so I'd be happy to hear from any of you if you have and suggestions on best uses. I was thinking it could be a nice dress but in purchasing black, I was also thinking maybe light summer pants? I think it would work well with the pants blocker that I worked on with StephC. I did not take a picture of the noil, you know how black photographs. Good reviews may result in me going back for something a little brighter, they did have about 8 bolts in colours other than black.
I also bought 2m of a cotton print, sort of a buff yellow background with red poppy like flowers. Mostly because the red matched the capris I was wearing at the moment and I struggle to build an outfit with those pants so it will fill a gap in my summer wardrobe. It might be a good one to try the Pendrell blouse. I bought the pattern when I got Renfrew but I haven't tried it yet.
Prior to "bad things happening", we were in Toronto with friends from Vancouver. I happen to have ended up with a "Renfrew Action Shot". I wasn't drinking so most places I was asking for some form of bubbly water or club soda and a lime. At the Irish Embassy, I ended up with a poorly cut piece so it was really two wedges that weren't cut through and I was a bit excited as I really like limes. So for the next round, our friends asked for LOTS of limes for me. They delivered.
Silk noil? Any horror stories? Watch outs? Love it because...? Should I buy more?