My Growing Stash

Like so many people that sew, I just love fabric. I love great fabric stores, the latest creations from modern designers and vintage finds. To make a long story short, I have a lot of fabric.

Yesterday, Andy and I visited a super cool fabric store in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood: Textile Discount Outlet. And Oh. My. Goodness. It was seriously awesome—so much beautiful fashion fabrics at amazing prices that I lost my head for a minute two hours and forgot to take photos there.

After coming home and admiring my purchases for some time, I got a photo of the loot. I’m a lucky gal, right?

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The polka-dote, pink and mint green fabrics are charmeuse—I’ve never sewn with this kind of fabric before and I’m so excited! The blue fabric is a stretch taffeta, and the grey is a stretch poplin. The black fabric is some sort of polyester and the navy blue is cotton with a gorgeous subtle embroidery.

Now I need to figure out what to do with all of it! I’m thinking I’ll make quite a few simple tops, such as the free retro blouse and sorbetto top, a maxi skirt with the grey fabric, the Colette peony dress and a few other burda creations. Lots of sewing in my future!


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