Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Fabric!

Yesterday I received a small order from And you know what new fabric means... New projects!

On the left we have a gorgeous dark teal Sophia Stretch Double Knit. I have been wanting to try out this fabric for some time to see how it compares to the ponte knit I've been buying at Hancocks. I love the Hancocks stuff, but the color selection is limited, and it would be so nice to just order online. Anyway, when I realized I wasn't going to have enough of the royal blue knit to make Burda 10-2008-116, I figured why not order some and try it out on the jacket:

The Sophia Knit looks and feels almost exactly like the Hancocks ponte knit. It may not have quite as much stretch, but I'm still very excited to use it and see how it works up. If I like it, I think I'm going to order some more to make this dress, Burda 11-2008-133A:

The fabric in the middle is a black and grey double knit, 97% poly and 3% spandex. I realized I was taking a chance on this one, but I loved the idea of a plaid knit. Sigh... it's very, uh, polyester. I mean, it's very slippery and almost plastic feeling. I almost expect it to squeak when I rub it. But it does have nice drape and it's a great weight. I might just try using it for the Stage Dress knockoff. It's not my usual style, and if it doesn't work out, I won't feel bad.

The orange fabric on the right is a light weight rayon knit with silver metallic sparkle. I'm finding that I like orange more and more these days and I was intrigued with the silver sparkle. I usually see gold paired with orange. I'm thinking this will end up being some sort of long sleeved t-shirt.

I'm off to run these new fabrics through the washer. I plan to get the jacket cut out this afternoon. I also have a couple of other projects that might get cut out today. What are your weekend sewing plans?


Andrea said...

I'm sooo glad to see a review of the Sophia double knit. My local Hancock's has your choice of grey and grey and another grey. Thanks, I now off to buy some.

Candice said...

Thank you for your review on the plaid double knit..I was wondering if this particular fabric had the "poly" texture and you answered my question! Thank you

Linda said...

Always like to see what new fabrics others are buying. I too love Hancock's ponte knit fabrics but so limited selections and I have to travel to another city to purchase them. I will have to check out selections

Rosy said...

Beautiful fabrics, I also I have problems in my city to find variety of fabrics, in the end, buying online is a very good option.

LinB said...

Sigh. I miss the days when I could afford new fabric. This weekend I'll be tearing apart more 1950s children's choir robes, and repurposing the fabric into banners, pulpit cloth and communion table cover for Advent. Since the robes faded at different rates, they'll be used in a piecework fashion, illustrating unity out of diversity. At least, that's how I'm rationalizing the design.

Sheila said...

Great haul of fabrics. How is your jacket coming along using the sophia knit?

Thank you for the compliment.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have some of that gray/black fabric too and I thought the same thing. I held onto mine to use as accent pieces.