Who doesn't love a fabric sales?

I love it when my favourite fabric store "Spotlight" has it's Christmas sale and kindly reduces fabric by 40%. Off I raced to replenish my fabric supply. I didn't go quite as wild as I did last year, however I picked up 9 pieces of fabric (2 metres each) that I am looking forward to turning into "wonderful creative masterpieces" (I just fell off my chair laughing - a girl can dream!).
Great for a little girl perhaps. 
These three have a linen texture (an organic feel to them) but I believe they are 100% cotton. The top one is slightly more yellow, rather than mustard as you can see here. No hurry to make these up yet.
The spotty fabric is a linen/cotton mix and has been turned into a very nice knee length summer skirt (it does crease a little too much though, but what do you except with linen!). The pale blue was going to be used for a top, have other ideas for it now.


One skirt knee length skirt. However after completing the skirt I realised the linen was quite rough on the legs (I have very tender knees!!) which results in some unpicking and a lining added, problem all fixed.  Wore this to work last week and it was comfortable and summery with a white t-shirt.

What about this demin, it's pretty and feminine - I've never seen denim look this good (I have lined the skirt with the dusky pink satin).  I read a blog sometime a go about adding lace to the hem. The woman who suggested it, like the feminine touch even though no one could see the lace. I decided to add lace to this hem and what a nice hidden surprise (that now only you know about). I think I might make it a feature of my skirts.   

And finally, a little dress for Miss Three. 
Simplicity 2228



This is quite a handy blog for novice sewers like me as she includes youtube links for each stage of sewing a pattern: http://ditchstitcher.blogspot.com.au 

Comments

  1. They are all nice, but my favorite is the one with ittty bitty strawberries. That dress is so pretty.
    Details, like lace under the hem, are a very nice touch. It's just like pretty underwear, no one knows, but it makes you feel a whole lot cuter.
    Happy sewing!
    Andrea

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    1. I like the idea of hiding some feminine touches to an outfit as it makes the wearer feel quite nice:)))

      Its a bit hot at the moment for sewing, I think I will wait until it cools down a little.

      :))

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  2. Yes I must admit that I'm a fabriholic too ;-)
    Love the little dress you've made! And I love the green checks with cherries, so sweet. I'd make that into pjs for myself hehe

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    1. Thanks for the idea, great idea to make some pjs with the green check.

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  3. (Sorry just accidently entered the same thing twice) :-/

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  4. Fabric is fun! :) You bought some very lovely pieces of fabric. And your sewing is beautiful - I can tell that you've gained a lot of confidence over the past year! :)

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    1. I am much more confident and more willing to take charge of a pattern and make it fit better to add a little extra.

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  5. Love your first post picture.. so cute. I love fabric too... I got it from my Mom, who has given me all of her fabric left-overs from her many sale addictions; now I have her collection and mine. I haven't sew in a little while and you have been stirring me up to pull my sewing machine out and start up a project. I love your creations. The little girls dress makes me think of my granddaughter, who at this time is only one; in due season I will begin sewing for her.. right now she has more clothes than anyone could imagine, so when she outgrows them, I 'd love to be ready with some sweet little outfits like you have sewn.

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  6. One of the main reasons I love sewing these days is just playing with all the gorgeous fabrics and then, in at least some cases, wearing them. :-) My favorites here are that darling strawberry-cherry print and the floral denim. Wish I could find some denim like that here! :-) Denim is a nice tough fabric, but I get a bit tired of blue sometimes (though it is very forgiving as to colors you can wear with it).

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    1. I stumbled across the denim, heading to the zips and taking a short cut and found myself at the denim. Really surprised by the very pretty pink and decided it would make a beautiful skirt. Thinking about buying a little more to store away for another time:)))

      There is so much pretty fabric at the moment, I often wonder why so much of the clothing available in the stores I is so ugly or unfeminine .

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  7. Hello, I also have gone hog wild buying fabric, that it took years to use it up :) Loved your choices.
    Loved the funny comic... LOL
    I have been so busy with re-vamping my old recipe box. I have been working on it for almost a week.
    Hope you are well and keeping cool. Take Care!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Roxy, my fabric collection is very small as I haven't been sewing very long - but when I see a sale I alway buy something as fabric is expensive in Australia (what I like anyway) and I really don't like paying full price.

      Do we get to see a peek of your revamped recipe box:)))

      Trying to stay cool, not managing very well without air-conditioning.

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