(I know, two posts in one day after two weeks of silence... strange but true)
I went to Fabricland on my lunch hour (on Dundas, west of the 427). I wanted about 20cm of black broadcloth to make a movie quality kippah, my stash was not coming through for me.
That came to $1.35 plus tax, so... $1.52. Plus a little elastic in case I need some for the actresses costume.
And my bill? $25.31.
There was this lovely fabric, on a table full of "European Imports" on for half price, $7.50/m. A few remind me of the viscose we saw at Downtown Fabric in August. Content wise, a mix of polyesters, cotton blends (including silk/cotton), viscose (bought one last week, so light and airy), most marked as being from Germany... but today I was seduced by a fabric that makes me wish I had a camera with me at work.
I even brought my fabric into the office, I couldn't leave it behind in the car.
I've already pulled it out once.
I want to open it all up... but that's not work appropriate behaviour.
In lieu of pictures... imagine this...
- Dark grey at one end
- Dove grey at the other
- At the switching point...
- Orchid - bigger than my stretched out hand
- Stargazer lilies trailing towards the dark end of the fabric
- One repeat per meter.
- Cotton with 2% spandex (stretch going from dark to light)
- Fairly heavy weight, this is not blouse material
- Sturdy enough to get machine wash warm, tumble dry low, cool iron washing instructions
What the hell do I make with this? I can't let it get too precious to cut into, but this has to be a planned project to make the most of it.
It's so soft... and lovely...
Proportion wise, it reminds me of the butterfly fabric that Allison C made into a maxi dress. But this doesn't have the drape of her jersey.
I bought 2.2m to be sure I had some space where the flowers repeat. Can anyone think of a pattern that's intended for a boarder to run through the middle of the fabric?
It's so pretty.
I'll just look at it one more time....