Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sewing, sadness, stash

I did some sewing for myself yesterday. I had plans on making matching shirred tops for Jalisa and me to wear on holidays, but W doesn't like them on anyone (they make people look preggers apparently). So it is a skirt for me now.

After watching Steve Irwin's emotional memorial, Mum and I headed down to SL. I just wanted to pick up so softie fill and some threads that I had run out of and I got those plus some extra fabrics that were at 75% off...including another rayon elastane blend that is sure to be a top and skirt set for me, some natural coloured cotton tracksuiting and some beige-y cotton.

I have read that plain bolts of fabric are not as appealling as prints...I suppose they don't catch the eye as much. And yet, the plain colour is more versatile - It does not date like a print will. They can be used across a few garments without having that deja vu feeling. That is why I force myself to look at the potential of one toned fabrics - they can age in my stash.


  1. You are so right Marie,plains do age better in a stash. I am always drawn to the prints and my stash is almost all prints. I usually end up having to drag myself back to the store to get some co-ordinating plain fabric which is real pain. I need to conciously remind myself to look at the plains.

  2. Marie, was eyeing off a lady at the playground on Monday who had a shirring waistband skirt over some capris, looked chic! Instead of getting a plain, plain print, how about a "tone on tone" plain print? KWIM? So its still sort of plain but has some texture to be intersting?

  3. Love the skirt, great adapting.

  4. Skirt looks great. I have the oposite problem - i am one more for plain colours and can add jewlery or lace etc... am forcing myself to go outside the square!


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