In any case, in the interest of full sewing disclosure, here are my most "recent" fabric buys:
From Fabric Mart:
|Lots of knits! Ponte and glitter slinky on the left. ITYs on the right.|
|A bunch more ITYs - lots of prints, and one blue solid.|
|They had some great sales on ponte! |
I am excited to try color blocking with the leopard print.
|And some wovens. Cotton sateen on the left and some twill blends on the right.|
|Dark blue rayon challis, and some cotton prints.|
|Water-proof green cotton and faux leather on the left.|
Purple and green stretch denim on the right.
|Dark blue and grey denims, and metallic brocade.|
LOVE the stretch/texture of the dark blue denim.
The brocade looked way cooler in the photograph than it is in real life.
|Blue pleather on the left and ITY prints on the right.|
From Jo-Ann Fabrics and Fabric.com:
|Tricot lining from fabric.com and snake-print stretch denim from Jo-Ann.|
|Cotton velveteen/denim (back), rayon jersey (left), cotton knit (center), and ITY knit (right).|
|Marble brocade (from the 50% off Red Tag section!).|
From Hancock Fabrics:
|Poly print for lining (left), black taffeta (back), glitter slinky (right), and teal poly/cotton twill.|
|Stretch denim print (left) and fun poly chiffon print (right).|
|Black ponte (80% rayon, 20% spandex - it is LOVELY) and teal ITY (back).|
Texture poly knits (front) from assorted LA stores.
|Textured ponte-weight knits. The red is from Angel's and the rest are from the Loft.|
|Ponte and sweater knits from the Loft.|
|T-shirt sequin knits (left) and ponte and jersey prints (right) from the Loft.|
|Textured knit fabrics from the Loft.|
|Knit linings (left) and pants-weight stretch suiting (right) from Michael Levine.|
|Metallic and slinky knits from the Loft.|
|ITY knit prints from the Loft.|
|Leopard print slinky and jersey prints (from $1 piles and the Loft).|
|Jersey stripes (from Michael Levine and the Loft).|
|Navy stretch satin, white ribbed knit, and ITY prints (from the Loft).|
|Olive green cotton (from M&L Fabrics in Orange County).|
|It was a bit difficult to capture in photographs...|
|This lace has a teal metallic coating - fantastic! So pretty in person...|
I also found some amazing sewing books at A Book Barn in Clovis, CA:
|Used sewing books, aw, yeah! (The title on the third book down - All About Sleeves. |
A whole book dedicated to sleeves! Crazy, no?)
|Shortcut books from Betzina and Shaeffer. Yes please! |
And, no, I didn't buy all the books they had.
Just the ones that weren't already in my library.
|Why did a used book store have a pleating device?|
I don't know, but I bought it to try anyway...