Thursday, January 2, 2014

And We Are Off!

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the lovely comments that were made about the garments that I made in 2013 - I really do appreciate them all.  Most kind!

Yesterday was New Years' Day, and I received an (automated) call from the large fabric chain in Canada (Fabricland).  They were having a huge sale - 50% off pretty much everything - so off I went!  I managed to pick up some more Ponte for another cardigan or two, as well as the same fabric that I made the skirt below out of:

It is a poly/rayon woven fabric, quite heavy but with great drape.  I am going to make a pair of trousers out of this fabric, as well as another pair out of the herringbone fabric (from my 'collection') that I made this skirt and Sorbetto out of:

I am thinking of lining both of these trousers down to about the knees - maybe longer, as I love the feel of rayon lining (and it was only $2.50/m in the sale!) against my skin.

So that is my starter for the New Year.  I am not back to work until Monday, so I will hopefully have these done by then, and I will have something new to wear.

What about you - what are your first garments of 2014, and did you pick up anything in the sales this season?


  1. What a great start to the year you have planned ~ and a great fabric sale to kick it off with! My first plan is a denim skirt, nothing fancy, just needed in the wardrobe, then I want to give the Vogue Shingle dress a go ... I have the pattern and fabric but it is just way too hot to sew at the moment ... J

  2. What a fun beginning to the New Year.. Fabric shopping and a 50% sale.. I am so envious.ha
    Can't wait to see your next cardigan and pants too.. Love the fabric.. Happy sewing.

  3. I was to that sale too and bought two pieces for shirt from the Bargain Center, a piece of stretch denim, and a knit. Both are for pants.

  4. I didn't get to buy any fabric during the holiday sales, but I did get a gift certificate to Mood for Christmas! I am so excited. We are going to make a trip to visit their Los Angeles store soon.
    I don't have a plan for this year's sewing yet. I have to think about what I want. I have blogged my hopes for the year, and that includes making beautiful things that I really love. So I guess I have to be sure it is just what I want before I get started. Which is hard!

  5. New fabric; always a great start to the new year! All the best for 2014 :)


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