Saturday, January 2, 2010

Suitings Bought by Touch

I have well calibrated fingers. After decades of hanging out in fabric stores, I can pick out the 150 thread count wool cashmere blend with my eyes closed. Fabirc shopping by braille has resulted in some strange color choices...

The top brown stripe is Pantone 18-0403 which goes with nothing. Funny story though, I got the original piece in 2003 and made a really nice pair of pants but no jacket. A couple of years later, the rest of the bolt magically reappeared at the fabric store so I bought 2 yds for a jacket. By the time I got around to making the jacket I had outgrown the pants... Now it is stranded in my stash.

The purple on the left is an incredibly soft fabric that I have 1 3/4 yds of that goes with nothing. I envisioned a lovely suit-dress, or spring jacket with gray pants, but the grays are too dark, and I can't find any more for a skirt. Its Pantone 19-2514 with a shadow stripe woven in.

The fabric on the right is from the Houston Quilt Show in 2008. It is actually olive green (Pantone 17-6206) Wool Cashmere blend that feels incredible. This fabric will probably become pants shortly. If nothing else, I can wear them with a white shirt!

No more shopping with my eyes closed!

Shirting Stash addition du-jour

I was out for more silk organza yesterday and they had some nice shirting remnants. They are pretty nice pieces, but short:

The top cotton shirting is twill, 1 1/8 yd of 60". This should be enough for a summer shirt.

The bottom cotton is a beautiful white jacquard with green stripes. 1 1/2 yd of 60" which is enough for long or short sleeved.

The aqua on the right is another piece that I unburried. It is cotton shirting w/touch of lycra.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shirting Stash

More shirt fabrics from my stash:

The top fabric is a fabulous, beefy silk jersey from EOS. There is enough for a long sleeve top.

2nd is silk charmeuse from Universal Fabrics in Rice Village in Houston. It was the lining for Vogue 1126, and there is enough left for maybe a short sleeve shell.

The purple with the gray dots on the left is silk charmeuse 45" - 1 1/2 yds for a silk lining.

On the right bottom corner is a substantial silk twill from EOS, I think I have 2 yds of 55".

Top of the second picture is fabulous, light silk twill from EOS. It also has some pink in it, but a huge repeat. I think that I have 2 yds of 60".

Next is a light weight silk jersey in black and beige. I have about 2 yds of 45"

One more group of solid-ish cotton shirtings. Left to right"
White twill with a diagonal line woven in from Farmhouse Fabrics. 2 yds of 60"
Pink birds eye from Universal Fabrics 1.75 yds.
Red fine check from Universal 1.5 yds.
Dark red irridescent from Universal. 2 1/2 yds of 60"
Black and white Irridescent from Universal 2 1/2 yds of 60"

My Blog List