Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Julie's Picks FabricMart

Ok, I've been trying to be good with my fabric purchases. I've been sewing a lot, albeit somewhat simple things but using up some of my stash nonetheless. Lately when I am buying fabric, most of it seems to come from FabricMart. I like their flat rate shipping, their quickness in delivery and the fact you can get 1/2 yards versus having to buy in whole yard increments. Lots of times too they have the same stuff my local indie has except much less expensive even factoring in shipping. I still do support my local shop!

So, I decided to go ahead and sign up for Julie's picks for next year. It's $50 up front but you get a $25 gift certificate and access to a lot of special picks along with swatches every month. When I got to the website today, they were having a 20% off the whole website sale and if you spent $75 or more you got a free 10 yard bundle. Well, of course I had to get up to $75 so I bought something I've been eyeing for a while and a couple other things.

This is a 3 yard piece of silk chiffon that I've been drooling over.



I saw this picture on The Sartorialist of a woman in a dress made out of something like and think it might even be the same fabric. But of course I can't find it right now...

I also bought this for maybe a sheath dress. It's a Calvin Klein stretch sateen.



And then some of this poly knit which looked fun.



I worked on my button down shirt last night. I pulled the collar off of it, it was HUGE, so I just have the banded collar on it now. Which in truth I like better anyways. I have the sleeves sewn up but now I need to attach them. I think I'm going to need to let out the darts a bit, it's a smidge snug and the back is bunching up because of it. Otherwise, it seems to be coming together reasonable well.

It's McCall's 5630 which is now OOP.

3 comments:

Eugenia said...

Nice fabric choices - that silk chiffon looks especially gorgeous!

Sue said...

I love that Calvin Klein cotton sateen. What a gorgeous colour!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I, too indulged in that Fabric Mart sale and just like you quite a bit of my fabric collection comes from them also! I hope you enjoy your purchases!