Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is there such a thing as too much leopard print? The Fabric Fairy strikes again!


Hello bloggy friends. Today the Fabric Fairy brought me some goodies, and I just had to share. :) Based on the Spring Fashion Forecast on the Fabric.com website, animal prints are still going strong. This thrills me to no end. (You guys know how I roll when it comes to the animal print love...) There were loads of animal prints everywhere but there were quite a few in knit fabrics, which is not so common. So the equation is.... lack of will power when it comes to anything in animal print + an indulgent husband + a coupon code = these beauties below. Feast your eyes on all of their drag-tastic glory. :)





These first three are a Rayon jersey knit with just a touch of lycra. I've been craving bright colors lately and these first two certainly fit the bill.











This is my favorite by far of all the new fabrics that have come to live with me. The color is so much brighter and in person.












Who says you can't mix your animal prints? lol I thought I'd throw in a "neutral" to balance out the screaming aqua and purple. The drape of all three of these is wonderful.









These next three are 100% Polyester sweater knits. I'd never come across any prints in a sweater knit before so I grabbed a yard of each. While the top three above rocked my world, these left a little bit to be desired. The fabrics are covered in the tiny white wisps. I'm not sure what they are, but they look suspiciously itchy to me. Hopefully a lining will take care of that issue.









This particular fabric looked more steel/grey on my computer monitor but is in fact, blue. The listing said blue, but I was hoping more for a grey-ish blue. I'll figure out something to use it for, perhaps a cardigan.








This one was listed as "pink", but looked more fuschia/magenta on the screen. It is actually brighter in person. At first glance out of the box, I wasn't too happy, but I think it was because I was comparing it to the purple above. It's starting to grow on me now.








I also picked up the Clover 1 inch bias tape maker. I can never seem to find these things in JoAnns. I'm eager to see if they work as well as advertised. I love the crisp look of bounds seams on the inside of a garment, especially in a contrasting color. Making my own bias tape would be much cheaper and I'd never run out just as I'm about to finish a project. Grrr! That is an annoying feeling.

There hasn't been too much sewing for myself lately. Small household things and baby clothes. I've been feeling fat (hmmm, that probably explains all the stretch fabric I just bought lol) and I haven't wanted to sew until I drop a few pounds. It'll come off shortly. Damn soda, it's like my kryptonite. Until then, stretchy knit tops and baby clothes! I hope the Fabric Fairy visits you all! Aloha!

2 comments:

  1. I love animal prints! I may have to lift the fabric shopping ban.

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  2. I, too, love animal prints. I think I'll pay a visit to Fabric.com and look at them; the pink in particular. I've got a bellydance function for the Cure in October. If I have to wear pink, it has to be an animal print.
    Angela

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