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July 23rd, 2007
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Oh, thank goodness
The sewing fairy is visiting me again! (wait, I am happy about that?)



Actually, I think it's been trying to visit for a while, but Lilith made me deaf to the knocking. It finally got through yesterday, of all days, when I wanted to devote the whole day to the new Harry Potter book (the book won, but it took me until midnight to actually finish). But today, it's all sewing.



The pattern that has struck my fancy is this one




I went looking for some quilting cotton prints for view B, with the express intent of getting contrasting or complimenting patterns.

Then I saw this


And pretty much had a fabricgasm on the spot. It was very nearly indecent, but I controlled myself.


I decided that the major color in the 'fill in' pattern was my best bet for contrast. See for yourself.



This will have to wait for tomorrow, I think, but it will be fabulous





drpaisley might just like this



Personally, I don't quite know why I own this as it's really not my style, but own it I do. It's a 100% polyester 'chiffon' and it flows nicely, but... 100% polyester? Am I sure I even bought this?! Regardless, it is becoming view E this evening. Like I said, it flows nicely.

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From:softpaw
Date:July 24th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
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OMG..where did you find that peacock and lady fabric? I nearly had a fabricgasm myself!
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
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Hancocks in the quilting cotton section.
From:renfestlady
Date:July 24th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
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OMG LOVE IT!!
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
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It stopped me dead in my tracks and I didn't even hesitate to put the fabric I had already picked out back.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:July 24th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
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That is still there????? That came in a month before I left Lawrence. and it is a high price too! I oggled that fabric soooo much when I first put it out.... drool..... i just couldn't justify picking up any more fabric before the move.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:July 24th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
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oh wait, it looks a bit different, maybe it is new one but like it?
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
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It was a full bolt, seemed to me. Quite pricey, but that's quite the print (gold colored ink, no less) so I wasn't terribly surpised (I seem to remember about $9 a yard).
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From:lapis_lazuli615
Date:July 24th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
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I'm not a paisly fan, but I do love the peacock fabric. I probably would have gone for a teal as the contrast, but then, the tan will make the pretty fabric stand out better so... good job! Can't wait to see the finished!
(I'm working on an old style "granny" outfit for a friend. I'll post pictures when done - hopefully before sunday morning when she's meant to wear it to church! lol)
Are you going to Dragon*Con this year?
Laz.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
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I am planning on going to DC. Have flight plans and a request for vacation in already.
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From:lapis_lazuli615
Date:July 24th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Cool! Then I'll see you there. :)
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:July 24th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
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Holy crap, good fabric. That will look amazing.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Couldn't pass it up. ;)
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From:silverfae
Date:July 24th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
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A) LOVE those skirts!
B) IMGs, can I have a peacock off that fabric? :giggles:
Maybe I should just go grab a 1/4 yd myself. I just want one of the motives to put on something.
C) Heh, I love your sewing posts and look forward to reading more.
D) Pink Paisley on polyester! wow, so 60s, gotta luv it.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I just hope they work out. Thinking about how the pattern pieces get cut out, those poor ladies my just find themselves reclining... We shall see.


Sure, you can have a peacock! There are at least three different peacocks and nine different ladies.
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From:silverfae
Date:July 24th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
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oh yeh, that pattern does make it go all around, doesn't it?
Well, that may add to the charm of it, eh?

I think it's so lovely, I may jsut have to go get a piece to do some little thing with it.
From:rowangolightly
Date:July 24th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
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*giggle* Yes, undoubtedly Dr. Paisley would love that one.

And I'll have to admit that I have some 100% polyester fabrics in my stash as well...
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From:solan_t
Date:July 24th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I think I have a few others in my stash too.
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From:bellanorth
Date:July 24th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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That's a gorgeous pattern and would be quite flattering, I think. I can't wait to see the contrast skirt for view B, that is marvy fabric.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 25th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Soon! hee!
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