Howdy! I just wanted to come share some goodies that I accumulated last month. And no I'm not doing this because I haven't been sewing lol I have been sewing and have about 3 garments so far to share but I don't know when I'll be able to get pictures so... soon come.
**Nothing in this post is sponsored
Anyway, last month I shared about some new knits I bought that broke my fabric fast. Well everytime I break a monetary fast, it's like I have spending built up in my bones that I have to get out lol. I went easy this time, though. The first thing I got wasn't even a purchase. Last month, The Tunic Bible released and there was a book tour around the sewing blogs. Each participating blog hosted a giveaway and I happened to win the giveaway over at HouseofPinheiro. I'm excited about this win because I think it will really expand my creativity and selfless sewing in a really positive way.
On to the purchases.... I have been wanting the Fabric For Fashion: The Swatch Book since Feb/Mar2015 when I visited McCall's in NY. They had one in their fabric room and I fell in love. When I came home and looked it up, I could only find one on eBay for like $1,000 and I was like heeeecccckkkkk no! lol I kept looking online from time to time seeing different prices and keeping it on my wishlist. I even used it as my wishlist pic for September's #SewPhotoHop on Instagram! After I let the grip go on my wallet last month, I took another quick look and on Amazon it was only $65! I put it in my cart SO QUICK. lol I haven't taken it out of the shrink wrap yet because I haven't really been home but I am sooo excited to get touchy feely with all of the swatches! (Now I'm mad because when I just looked it up again to link it in this post, I see a $44 option for Barnes&Noble -____-)
Closet Case Files also launched a new pattern last month! Heather released the Kelly Anorak and it is BEAUTIFUL! With the new release, she also decided to sell hardware kits separately for people who find it difficult to source their own notions. I went ahead and bought TWO hardware kits because...why not? But what's funny is that, I haven't even bought the Kelly pattern lol. Not too long ago I searched the interwebs high and low for my size in McCall's 6531 (oop) so I'm not so quick to shell out money for Kelly.... but... I probably will anyway lol, because Heather's patterns are the bomb.
The day I was feeling loose on my purse, I went through my fabric emails and saw that Fabric Mart was having a sale on suiting. I had just been going through my fabric closet looking for fabrics to make pants for work. Turned out that the fabrics that I had thought would work well are a little too thin for the cool weather. I went ahead and browsed, looking only for suitings that had some type of stretch, and came across a khaki and grey suiting that seem to have a nice weight.
And it never fails.. when I'm on the Fabric Mart site, I can never just look for what I need. I have to go through EVERY SINGLE sale category and see what I can find lol. As far as suitings are concerned, I found a black jacquard with lycra that I thought was cute and unique (the middle). One of the reasons I know that I will buy the Kelly pattern is because I already bought the fabric for it lool I found a midnight blue cotton twill (the top) that will go great with the zip and cord in the hardware kit. Lastly I picked up this mauve colored ribbed knit (the bottom) that I really want a bodysuit out of! It is really lovely.
The other thing about that SAME sale email was that you got a free 6yd Fashion Bundle with the minimum purchase amount and .... WHO CAN PASS THAT UP?! lol Obviously not me... because I usually get it anyway lol This bundle didn't impress me though. The only piece that I liked was this large floral one. It's not exactly black and the flowers aren't exactly grey... it's also textured and quite beautiful. I think it will look very nice paired with the pattern in the picture. But I would need to find some plain fabric matches for the other layers of sleeves. We'll see what happens.
I have found my grip on my wallet again lol I am saving for my future so I just have to keep that in mind when I see new and shiny things :-) Hopefully I can get some pics soon for the things I've made the past two weeks. Be back when I do!
Did you get anything new last month? Anything on your wishlist you plan on splurging on soon?? Talk to me in the comments!