Friday, June 22, 2012

Birds of a feather

Yep, here we are, Alicia and me, in the remnant room at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston last Friday:


I swear she bought more fabric than I did!  I don't know how I ended up with so many bags!

A funny thing happened while we were there.  I ended up getting there earlier than the time we'd agreed to meet, so I spent a little time looking through the remnants while I waited.  There was one fabric I kept coming back to . . .   Later, when we were checking out the remnants together, Alicia went for the same fabric I'd been looking at!

There were two 1.5 yard pieces, so we decided to each get one and do a co-blog project.  Our mental wheels were turning as we ate lunch later, thinking of different ways we could use this lovely double-border print:


I finally decided a few days later that I'd like to make a loose top, and settled on the Portfolio pattern by Lisette.  I was hoping to be able to fit the tunic length into the print, but sadly it's too long, so I'll be going with the blouse length.  I'm hoping I can lengthen it a smidge, but I'm really set on having the navy and aqua flowers at the bottom, transitioning into the red flowers at the shoulder, so I'm not sure I'll be able to.

Alicia plans on writing a post today too, about her plans for her piece of fabric.  So hop on over there to see!  Hers is going to be much different!

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is so pretty! Looking forward to seeing this!

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    1. I hope it works out - I'm a little nervous. This is my first time working with a border print, and the pieces will have to be placed against the grain. Eek!

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  2. Ooh how exciting! That is such a beatiful fabric. Border prints are like exotic rare beasts.. I am looking forward to seeing your top (and her creation :) )

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  3. This is a lovely idea! I look forward to seeing the two very different makes! Hooray for Lisette Portfolio!

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  4. This is going to be an interesting adventure.
    hugs

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  5. I love that you both went straight for the same fabric. I think you should set up your sewing machines, side-by-side, and do a video blog!!

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    1. That would be pretty funny! I doubt much sewing would get done though!

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