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Monday, September 30, 2013

Still Stashbusting... and a Confession

If you missed the original stashbusting post, it's here.

One of my paired fabric/pattern plans has come to life in this gorgeous bright purple knit that I found on the remnant table at G Street Fabrics during a trip last fall to DC.  It's not done yet and this was just a quick photo taken with my computer.  I'll be wearing it to a wedding in a couple weeks, so I'll get better pictures then.  I love this pattern (V8742) and can completely see myself making another.

I had plans to make a McCall's 5241 cardi in blue knit, until I got a pattern from the Sew Fab bundle that I thought would work just as well.  This is the Infinity Sweater by One Girl Circus.  For now, it is exclusively available through the Sew Fab sale.

I felt so lucky to have exactly the right knit in my stash for this.  It's thin, but not rolly.  It's nice and flowy and has some weight to it, which makes it drape so nicely.  I also got this on the remnant table at G Street Fabrics!  I bought the whole piece and it turned out to be just enough for this pattern, which calls for 2 yards.
The Infinity Sweater goes together sooooooo fast.  There isn't any edge finishing, so picking the right knit is important.  

I like the trendy super long version and the versatility of it, but this could easily be made into a short, hip-length version and be equally cute.   I'm even considering trying it in a woven like a rayon challis and doing a rolled hem on the edges.

Here's a link to see the rest of the patterns in the bundle and my affiliate link to buy your own bundle, which includes the Infinity Cardigan.

In my post (here) about knits, I also showed you a swimsuit I'd made.  Although not from the original pattern I'd envisioned, it still counts toward my stash busting.

So that's three more down and 8 more to go to meet my pledge of 13 garments sewn from my stash before I buy any more fabric for myself.  

And now... the confession.  I bought fabric.  Of course that was the confession, right?  And you probably knew better than I did that it was going to happen, I bet.  I seem to be in sync with Kelly and there's some consolation in being bad together.

My little bit of good in my being bad is that I have specific intentions for each piece of fabric.  I ordered this from Girl Charlee:

I'm sure it will be all over the blogosphere, but I can't resist feathers!  I'm going to make a knit Grainline Scout Tee with this.

Which I plan to use to make a dress inspired by this one from Mod Cloth (no longer available), 

which I have been coveting from afar.  I read some reviews on it that said the fabric was fairly thin, so I bet mine will be even better.  Also, as much as I love a rainbow, mine could potentially be worn across all seasons because of that nice grounding brown in there, don't you think?

Did I make my case well enough?  Do you forgive me for cheating?