Some of them have a cute history, some of them make me feel emotional too.
It would be great to give me your opinion for their use... Are you ready?
This first one must be velveteen. It was the only one my Grand Ma was not sure about. There is quite a bit. I think it would work as a dress or skirt or blazer. What do you prefer?
This is some jersey. I love the color! I might use it to make the same kind of dress that I did for my mum. The thing is that the color fits perfectly with the last blouse I have made and it would be perfect as a skirt. However, I don't know any pattern that would be flattering on me AND usable with jersey...
Those two are pretty old. The terracotta color is plain light wool. It will probably become a skirt or a blazer.... The other one is a brownish suiting wool that my Grand ma bought to make trousers for my grand pa in the 80's. I miss him so much since he passed in 1988 (he raised me). I want to make good use of it but there is not enough for pants my size...
This is a checked wool: black, white and red. It would be great as a pleated skirt! My grend ma ordered it in the 60's to make a dress for my mum!
Those three wools are my favorites. They reminded me so much of Mondo in project runway (I still cannot believe he did not win!). There is plenty of each and my grand ma got all of them in the 80's to make herself a Chanel kind of ensemble. I don't know if you can see, but the fabric on the left has some camel into it! It works so well for this season! I would love to use it for a Louis Vuitton inspired dress. Once again, suggestions are welcome!
I am SO happy with these!
What would you use them for?
Have you ever had a fabric that had a history attached?
Does sewing make you feel emotional sometimes?
See you tomorrow for the finished Rachel Comey dress!