Fabric Swap!

Well I went to the ball. It was such a great night and I loved getting dressed up. The photos of me from the preball are the best for showing my dress and I haven’t got those yet so these pics will have to do!

I’m the blonde one in blue:

A massive one of my group:

From the photobooth:

I also participated in Dresses And Me‘s Winter Swap. I swapped with Sarah from Sew Love Tea Do.

I received this massive bag of fabric in the mail. Side note: I don’t keep my fabric outside, I just took photos outside because the light was better for getting the colour of the fabric right!

This fabric is drapey but relatively sturdy and has a sort of hessian texture to it. The fabric is actually more of a greenish-gold but it didn’t want to photograph that way. The colour does wash me out a little (my skin tone can be like that) so I might end up dying it. This fabric will probably be made into shorts.

Next was some chiffon in a aztec-ish print. As for what I will make out of it, perhaps a skirt? I could use it for a dress too, perhaps a slouchy style like this?

There was a lot of this bext fabric. It is actually a dark green with a floral border print but it looks black in the photo! This fabric is all silky and something I’m not quite brave enough to wear, any ideas on what I could use it for?

Speaking of prints I’m not brave enough to wear, what about this insane poly chiffon (that feels so much like silk!) that reminds me of a peacock mixed with a tiger? It’s such a cool print but not something I’d wear. I think it would be good for scarves but I’m not a scarf person! Ideas?

There was also a lot of this satin (that isn’t too shiny). Again, the colour washes me out so I might dye it. I tend to go for understated prints so again I’m stuck on what to use this for. A bag? Kids clothes?

Another poly chiffon. Again no idea what I could use this for!

This drapey fabric makes me think of art deco things. It could be a shift dress but there isn’t enough of it and my style isn’t boho or funky. Ideas?

Then lastly, there were these curtain weight lace trims. The chunkier lace would be great for applique but I don’t have the patience for it. Hmm.

So if you have any ideas on what I should use this fabric for, please tell me!

7 thoughts on “Fabric Swap!
  1. cathy

    my fav is the aztec print! im all about the summer elastic dresses at the moment – cant wait to see what happens with all this fabric!

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    1. Zoe Post author

      Thanks for the great ideas! I especially like the bottle ideas for the lace. I like the look of applique, I just don’t have the patience for it!

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      1. Caroline Joynson

        I love some of those fabrics they would be great as skirts because the pattern would be away from your face and you wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed by the print (plain tops to pick out some of the colours).
        Love, love, love the crazy peacock / tiger? feather print. Would be fab as a shift dress.
        As for the lace you could cut them to make some lovely lace collars with ribbon to wear with t-shirts / dresses like the ones here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/candypop1/5563655505/

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