Monday, August 23, 2010

Fleece and Gold Lame

I had time to run through Hancock's in Daphne today, but I still couldn't decide on fabric for this Kwik Sew jacket (3813) that I want to make for my sister and myself.


It calls for a fleece with an optional overlay of waterproof fabric or some heavy woven. Well, here are the choices in a neutral fleece that could be worn with jeans in my opinion:




And here are the choices in waterproof overlay:




Do you see my dilemma? The picture shows a cute contrasting fabric, but I can't put any of these together. Again, I have no vision, so if you see something good please tell me. (Don't think I missed the gold lame-looking fabric - I already held it up to the fleece - it said, "Hey Babe.")

And I'm still plugging away on the dress - I got the sleeves put in flat (thanks Kid - it feels better to have permission!) and sewed one cuff up. Plus I cut everything else out but the last skirt front. Yeah, I cut some here, sewed a little there, cut a little more, etc. It's ADHD sewing with plenty of fabric. Look how big this dang skirt front is - this is just one side! Other people cut out some of the fullness, but it's a wrap skirt and I don't want to overdo it on my first try and end up flashing the hoo-hah on a windy day.



This took up my entire cutting table - I had to rearrange the rotary boards! Anyway, tomorrow is karate, Scouts, and apparently now Robotics Club, so I see very little sewing in my future. Wasn't it a lovely Monday? (And I actually did 20 minutes of Pilates tonight!)

8 comments:

KID, MD said...

Yay for progress! And what's wrong with a gold lame jacket? I thought the 80s were back...
Those skirt pieces are enormous, but this is the only wrap dress I've ever had that doesn't flip open with every step. It doesn't look like a full skirt when worn.

Junior said...

Gosh, I don't know either....none of those fabrics jumped out & said howdy! to me either....but I'm sure I'll love whatever you decide in the end.

Pammie said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to see you make the fleece jacket. I am having the same dilemma (but it doesn't involve gold lame). I am thinking of ordering some samples of rip-stop kind of material! I recently found links to www.rosecitytextiles.com and www.therainshed.com - so tempting. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sheila said...

How about the lt. grey fleece and the charcoal overlay.

RobbieK said...

I got some nice outdoor type fabric from Denver Fabrics last year. I'm thinking about a couple of fleece vests for myself. I wear them a lot in the winter down here.
Can;t wait to see the finished dress!

Amy said...

I was thinking that the brown and orange would look good, but you might look a bit too much like a hunter. Sheila's idea of lt. gray and charcoal sounds good.

But... what's wrong with gold lame? I thought the entire idea behind sewing our own clothes was to have an 'original'. :)

Sister said...

Pammie and Robbie - thanks for those fabric sites - I'll check them out.

Sheila - That's a great idea, but that gray fleece is actually more brown - my camera color is off. But I bet I can find some gray fleece...

Amy - they had tons of camo waterproof fabric - go figure - I'm in Alabama, right? And I might try gold lame if I thought my husband would let me out of the house!

sewistafashionista said...

I too wish stores offered more adult fleece as most of it has hearts and superheroes on it.

My vote is for the dark gray waterproof with the lighter gray fleece. Or the dark gray with the brown though it will be a stretch. Sometimes I see brown and gray paired on sportswear and it looks good but I would be trepdidatious myself.