Monday, April 13, 2009

THE UPS MAN CAME TODAY

This is what he brought me from Emmaonesock. I've been really good about not buying too much to add to my stash. Being self employed in a field that is pure luxury can be scary in this economy, so I try to think twice before I buy. But I really loved these fabrics enough to click my mouse.


4.5 yards Donna Karan in a tweedy linen/viscose/lycra for my tnt pants and my first Patrones, #24 from issue 276. A great vest or sleeveless jacket. It reminds me of something I saw in a magazine; the same one that inspired Caroline too, I think. I will, however, not be wearing it as styled! I also don't like how the button is done, and I'll overlap in the normal manner.
1.75 yd Donna Karan silvery gray viscose/lycra jersey. So gorgeous and silky.
2.25 yards black and white cotton lycra shirting. This is the silkiest cotton imaginable.
I am planning to make this Burda blouse that is going the rounds lately. I am not a 'classic' shirt person, and this fits my style better, though I'll make the shorter version.

Burda 106 3/09

I also have 2 yds of this fabulous nylon lycra matelasse knit that I bought a couple of weeks ago, also from EOS. I do like Linda's taste and quality. Probably a plain t shirt from this, my tnt V8130.

Before I get to these gorgeous fabrics, I am going to sew some ufo's.
This Hot Patterns knit jacket in a Zegna dark gray wool cashmere blend knit from Michael's sale last fall is up first. It's all cut out and interfaced.
Our Trip was great! I love driving south in the early spring when you can really see the progression of the season. The drive across Virginia was just gorgeous with masses of Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) in full bloom on either side of rt 81. We had a lovely time with ds and dil. Josh and I cooked together on Thursday and that was great fun. The seder was lovely and Josh did a great job leading for the first time.

15 comments:

  1. I had a GREAT time cooking with you too!!! never thought preparing a feast could be so much fun. Glad you thought I did a good job leading the seder too.... i wasn't too sure.... gotta find some other books though... the old-timey language got old QUICK! (although is was kinda fun to have the same books we used growing up)

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  2. Having a great relationship with your grown children is the reward for those teenage years!

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  3. I meant to say Happy Passover days ago, but two seders in a row wiped me out :) Love the fabrics you've picked up!

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  4. Sometimes, a girl just needs some fabric. Have a great time with it. I love the Hot Patterns jacket. I have that one also. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    You asked about my Creative Clothing Club. That group of about 150 women per month--strictly does garment construction. No quilts. No home dec. It is awesome.

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  5. I too purchased the silver rayon jersey. I am a sucker for anything gunmetal,silver,nickel,heather,charcoal-always goes so well with my black wardrobe! Can't wait to see what you make!

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  6. I understand why you couldn't resist the fabric. I too love to drive through Virginia at any time of the year. It is a gorgeous state!

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  7. Thanks for letting me fabric shop vicariously through you - EOS is my fave!

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  8. What a lovely passover weekend this was for you! And I love the fabrics you bought. Looking forward to what you make of it, especially the blouse, I'm shying away from that one.

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  9. Gorgeous fabrics mom! I agree about the styling changes :-p. Not even your 23 year old daughter would wear something quite so risque. Apparently, I'm not nearly as slutty a dresser as the average club going 20something. I attribute this to your lovely taste. :-)

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  10. Looks like you've got some great things in the lineup!

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  11. Love the fabric. You have some great project on the table. I look forward to seeing the finish garments.

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  12. I love the ups man!! Makes my day. Enjoy.

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