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July 9, 2009

NEW FALL FABRICS

My family shipped my fabric purchases from New York on Monday, and they were here by Thursday. Snail mail is getting quicker I think.


These are the six knits I picked out at Metro Textiles. They all feel luxurious and soft. I love them, and even more because each was just $5.00 per yard.

Down below is a picture of two pieces of polyester gabardine, one in black and the other in winter white. I use to make pants out of this type of gabardine a long time ago and it always sewed up really good and wore well. The black is for a pair of pants and I got enough of the the winter white to
make a jacket and pants suit. The second picture is English wool suiting one in black and the other in a taupe pinstripe. Both pieces are for suits.




























The cheetah print (I think its cheetah, I tend to get my animals a little mixed up)is a light weight polyester knit I think. The other piece is a really nice satiny feeling fabric for a blouse.










These are silky prints that I got at Joann's and WalMart while on vacation.
















Here's a picture of the project I worked on this week. Another town gown made from McCalls 5893. The first o
ne was gifted to my mother. I wore this on an outing with my sewing friends today and it was nice, comfy, and breezy.




















I really thank God for being able to make the trip to visit my family once again. This is something that I don't take lightly. I thank Him for making it possible for me to shop in the garment district. I'm also thankful to Him for all of this fabric. I have just enough for a many creative hours of sewing. I'm just in a very thankful mood today - sometimes you just have to let it out. I know from whom my blessings flow....



39 comments:

  1. What a treat to see all those fabrics! Thanks for sharing. They are all very beautiful.

    Kudos on your dress, it looks very pretty and very comfy to wear too. :):):)

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  2. Fabulous dress, Faye. Nice fabrics, too!

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  3. Beautiful fabrics! Glad you had a nice visit with your family!

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  4. What a fabulous haul! Isn't the garment district something else?? I had never seen that many fabric stores lined up together, for blocks before in my life. It was worth the airfare for me. I have to get back again!

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  5. What a beautiful dress. I bet your Mum was pleased with hers. x

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  6. I'm going to try really hard to get to the garment district again. Even if I have to go by myself!!! You score some good stuff!

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  7. Cute maxi! And those fabrics--WOW !!!!

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  8. Wow! I bought the same purple, cream and black fabric from Kashi. I'm making it up as Simplicity 3678 right now. I love it. And I love all the other fabrics you bought. Great taste!

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  9. Your dress is nice. I'm glad you were able to visit with you family. Keeping in contact is very important.

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  10. Beautiful fabrics!!! I can't wait to get to NY to fabric shop! LOL

    Your dress is beautiful!

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  11. Lovely fabrics and dress. I recently bought this pattern, and now I *know* that I will have to make it soon.

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  12. Those are lovely additions to your stash. Thank you so much for sharing. I have yet to get to NYC to go fabric and yarn shopping, but it's on my list.

    You did a beautiful job on that dress. You look fabulous in it. Very Summer Chic.

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  13. The dress looks Great and really like that color on you. That is an Awesome haul of fabric.

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  14. We know in whom believe! We should be thankful for all of the things that you are so grateful for. I especially enjoyed hearing about your neice and her interest in sewing! Pretty dress and pretty colors. Thank you for being vocal on being thankful!!

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  15. I really like that dress! It looks fantastic on you :)

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  16. Another great maxi! You are ready for fall--I am just starting to think of the fall wardrobe!

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  17. I love that you call it a town gown. Perfect for summer. Love the fall fabrics too, I'm jealous, alittle too broke for more fabric right now. I've committed myself to using up what I've got before I buy anymore. I always say that but it never happens.

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  18. You look great in that fabulous dress and after seeing all that new fabric,I know you will continue looking great in every creation. I know what you mean about feeling greatful.You posted a wonderful reminder.

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  19. awesome collection. i cant wait to see what u will make.
    and the blue maxi dress. u look absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. Your fabrics are just beautiful and so is your dress. I know what you mean when you thank God for all your blessings. I do that regularly because I'm often overwhelmed by my good fortune.

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  21. a fun stash to play with. I can see what you will be dreaming the next few months :)
    Hey - Grays news - only George is leaving. Did you hear? First episode Sept 24.

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  22. You have plenty to keep you busy and to add nicely to your wardrobe. I know what you mean about being able to visit family!

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  23. Thats the dress from the dress form? It looks really pretty -on-! I like how you used a braided tie.

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  24. Anonymous7/13/2009

    Faye, your dress is beautiful I hope you will enjoy yours as much as I do the one you made for me. I can't wait to wear it again. It is so comfortable.Faye I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed your visit.And to see you and Auriel share your passion for sewing. That was priceless.Enjoy your sewing time.
    Love and hugs mom.

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  25. That dress is beautiful! Your fabrics are amazing! I look forward to seeing what you make with them all.
    Yes, He has blessed you with alot!!! I've been counting my blessings as well lately...Praise to our Lord... He's so good to us!

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  26. Your McCalls dress came out amazing! I think I just bought this pattern the last time it was on sale at Joann's. I am psyched to try it, too now.

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  27. Beautiful dress. It's important to give Him thanks in all that we do, you go girl:)

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  28. I bought that purple squiggly knit as well. Twins! Looks like you got a great haul!

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  29. Maxi is gorgeous on you and I LOVE the leopard print fabric!!!!!

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  30. Amen! I would be thanking God too for you have been truly blessed with fabric and family. Love the dress, the fabric is beautiful.

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  31. How come I didn't know about your blog? Thank Lisa for pointing it out. I love your maxi dress and the new fabrics are great for fall. I wish we had a fall season here in so. calif.

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  32. Those fabrics are fabulosooooo!
    Love the dress. Prettyyyyyyyy

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  33. I missed this post last week! I don't know how! I love your dress and you look very comfortable in it. I've been thinking of making a maxi dress, so maybe this is the year. Great fabric haul, too.

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  34. sewjune7/23/2009

    Love the dress! You look great!

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  35. Hey Faye!
    the is dress is gorgeous
    the fabrics are beautiful can't wait to see what comes of those.

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  36. Love your dress, it looks wonderful on you! And what a beautiful collection of fabrics. Makes for many hours of happy sewing.

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  37. Some great fabrics there. I do love an animal print myself! I think that I currently have 3 knits and 2 woven animal prints in what I like to call my 'collection' right now and I am always on the lookout for more.

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  38. We sometimes don't thank HIM enough ! Great haul - I'm in Toronto this week on holiday - garment district...tomorrow !!

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  39. Oh, Ms. Faye. You have some beautiful fall fabric, and the maxi is chic cute.

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