Here we are all set-up right before the doors opened at 9:00 a.m. Just look at all of those tables full of fabric and sewing goodness!
And here we are fifteen minutes later with everyone inside and shopping like mad:
I have no idea what the final number of shoppers was, but as you can see, it was alot. Everyone was in a good mood and their bags were full! I did try to contain myself this year and only buy pieces that I could visualize as a garment or had a pattern in mind for it and I think I did fairly well. Here are some of the great fabrics I purchased along with my plans for them:
This is a beautiful knit 3.25 yards for $9.00 from Denmark. I think it will sew up well as Vogue 8512 which coincidentally, I also bought the pattern at the sale:
Another great knit is this angular print that will sew up nicely in a wrap dress - Simplicity 2369. It was 2 yards for $4.00.
This sweater knit I have nick named my "Lava Lamp" fabric and it was labeled as coming from Mood Fabrics originally. It was 2.5 yards at $5.00 (I'm sure it's original price at Mood was much more than that!). I am seeing this one as Sandra Betzina's Vogue 1375 long vest with a black trim on the edges.
These two fabrics will become a t-shirt of some description. The black crinkle knit is from Peggy Sagers 2.25 yards for $4.00 and the black/white/grey cotton lycra blend was 1.5 yards for $3.50. There is enough of the black crinkle knit that I can probably squeek out another t-shirt too.
This knit just feels like butter! It's from Emma One Sock and is a design from Theory. I can see this as a turtleneck. It was 2 yards for $8.00 - a bit much, but it feels glorious!
This red cotton holey knit is from Emma One Sock. It was in two separate pieces for a total of 2.25 yards for $3.50. I'm thinking a cardigan or jacket or sleeves on something.
This mixture includes from the top clockwise - a black/grey/white knit that will be a long sleeve t-shirt - 2 yards for $4.00. The red will be an accent to a tunic from The Tunic Bible - .75 yards for $1.00. The blue/white/black gauze I'm thinking will be a shawl of some sort - 1.75 yards for $2.75. The lime green mesh will be used in workout wear - 1.5 yards for $1.00.
We are getting near the end of my haul - just a few more to go! This black and purple reversible fabric was 2.66 yards for $5.25. Not sure what the content is, but I'm thinking a skirt of some sort.
This green and teal reversible knit will be a Marcy Tilton t-shirt. It was 2 yards for $5.00
I'm a bit behind with the cold shoulder trend, but I think this knit will look nice as McCall's 7468. It was 2 yards for $6.00.
And lastly, we have this gorgeous Italian stretch jacquard in black and chartreuse. It was only 1 yard for $2.50. Not alot to work with here but I'm thinking of pairing it with a plain black to make a vest.
So that sums up my fabric purchases from the sale. I bought a total of 30.5 yards of fabric and in addition to other goodies (patterns, notions, etc.) my total spend was around $80.00. Not too shabby!
I hope everyone who attended had a great time and a special kudos to the lady in line who reached out to me to tell me she followed my blog! Whoop! Whoop! Thank you! It's always a pleasure to meet fellow sewists!
Happy sewing everyone!