Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Loss = Your Gain, Part 2

Okay, I had a surge of energy the other night (and an equal surge of disgust at the state of my storage shelves, trunks, closet, bins, tubs, etc.), and here's a partial result of my organization. All fabrics shown are free to a good home, I only want to be reimbursed for postage (Paypal preferred).

Tale of Two Denims: purchased at my local store's remnant section. I should should know better, but they rarely have anything there that I like (the store's main purpose for me is thread and zippers), and when there's something usable, I find it hard to resist. I bought these because I wanted to make new shorts. However, I bought these several years ago, and finally found a shorts pattern I liked this year. Problem: almost nothing in my current wardrobe goes with these two fabrics, and I don't really want to buy new fabric to match shorts fabric that isn't even shorts yet. That would defeat the purpose. One yard of salmon/orange denim, 2 yards of the aqua. Nice mid-weight, pre-washed.

Next, the fabric that never became a dress: 3 yards drapy poly crepe in warm brown with violet flowers. This fabric probably began my love affair with brown. So why have I never sewn it up, you ask? Possibly because while I love brown, I don't like purple. Maybe because I don't like how I look in clothes with that much drape - though I could have just made something not so drapy with it. Not quite sure, but it's been hanging around for at least 4 years. Originally from Fabric.com, pre-washed.

2 yards beige/tan bottom-weight (lighter bottom-weight). Love the feel of the fabric - it's almost sueded - and I like the faint herringbone. Problem - it's one of THOSE tans. You know, the ones that look tan until you put them with brown, and then they look gray. But if you put them with gray, then they look tan. It would play well with other colors, just not the earth-tones in my wardrobe. Pre-washed, been around so long that provenance is unknown, suspected to be remnant rack of local store.

1 yard green Provencal print cotton. This was purchased from Fabric.com about 3 years ago for a specific home dec project that never materialized. Would make a cute home dec project or maybe a bag. Pre-washed.

1.5 yards tan poly gabardine. Nice basic color, nice drape. Doesn't do a thing for me. Nice, but not fabulous, would make a good wearable muslin. Doesn't weigh much so if you take something, this wouldn't add much to the postage.

2 yards coral/melon poly satin (my local store calls this Italian satin). Purchased to make PJs for Mario's sister, but it didn't match the robe fabric. Pre-washed and dried, no shrinkage. Something nice about a fabric that takes abuse well.

So there we are, round 2 of the stash purge. Take it away. Please.

There's still more where that came from, I just can't face thinking about it right now.

6 comments:

Peacock Chic said...

oh wow!! I would love the salmon and aqua denim if they are still available!

Karen said...

The denims are both still available. Drop me an email or PM me on Patternreview with your mailing address and I'll let you know the shipping cost. Thanks for the help cleaning off my shelves!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Hi there,
Are the following still available: Brown & purple poly, beige a& tan bottom weight and the coral/melon poly.

Peace,
Angela

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Hi there,
I sent my snail mail addy. Did you get it?~A

Esther said...

Hi,
I live in Philly and would be happy to pick up any fabric from you that is still available...

maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Esther said...

Hi,
I live in Philly and would be happy to pick up any fabric from you that is still available...

maumauisginger at gmail dot com