Sew Paradise

A few new pieces of fabric

One of my favorite fabric stores is closing. Fabric Gallery in a small town east of here (Williamston, MI) is closing as the owner is retiring. She always has some great stuff, and today’s grand closing sale was no exception. I am so glad I skipped yesterday’s opening day – I’m told it was a crush of people, and today felt incredibly busy!

I picked up two pieces of polartec – one has a really nice gray/taupe pattern on one windproof/water resistant side, with microfleece on the other. The other is stretch powertech with smooth knit face and fleece inside, for leggings. I’ll finally make that uuber chic running/bicycling/cross country skiing jacket I’ve been threatening for at least a decade. I’ve never seen anything like this fabric before either – it looks so chic but is a tech fabric.

I also picked up a piece of pink silk charmeuse – going to make a pillowcase dress for Eyrin, and a pillowcase top for myself (I don’t know what else you call these, they’re A-line tops/dresses with drawstring necklines and wide silk ties threaded through them. I also got a really interesting heavy silk in a black and magenta giant chevron pattern. Maybe a cool jacket. And the piece de resistance, leopard print oilcloth – to make my peanut a really cool rain coat for next fall! She picked it out herself! (nice taste!)

We started the day with a run (mama) with kids on bikes/in jogger, and capped the fabric store shopping with a 13 mile bike ride, and ended the day on the porch, cuddling.


By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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