Sunday, November 22, 2009

Confessions of a Fabraholic

Today I received my Denver Fabrics order for the SWAP 2010 challenge. Oh, happy day! I didn't buy difficult-to-find fabrics...unless you live in western TN. In that case, these fabrics are very difficult to find. White cotton stretch broadcloth--nope. Bottomweight denim--nope. Silks, any silks--nope. Stretch wool blend suitings--nope. Linings that aren't 100% polyester--ha, ha, HA! In my dreams.

These fabrics were so luxurious, I contemplated wrapping them all around me...and wearing them just like that. You know you've had the same thought when you buy some fantastic fabric. Don't deny it.

My SWAP 2010 theme is a fall-based Chanel wardrobe. Pink silks, pink and white knits for tops. A black and pink boucle for the jacket. Denim, black satin-back twill and grey wool stretch trousers. Black satin-back twill skirt.

I'm not sure why I chose satin-back twill. I've never used it before but it just sounded nice. I might use the wrong (dull) side for the slacks and the shiny (right) side for the skirt.

No sewing for 2 weeks now. I'm overloaded beyond words at work so I've been bringing work home. YUCK! The parents are finally coming to visit in TN so I've also been doing my spring the fall.

On a side note, has anyone else shopped from Denver Fabrics? I have only once before and was relatively pleased. The fabrics were great but...
  1. packaged in a box without being wrapped in a bag or something to protect the fabric
  2. took 2+ weeks just to process my order
  3. no labels on any of the fabric (this is really just me nit-picking a bit)
This batch of fabric (approx 25 yds) came in one of those plastic mailers that clothing companies are fond of using when you only order 1 or 2 items. Seriously, a plastic mailer for 25 yards of fabric?!! The mailer was torn in several places and I was praying my fabric was intact. Thankfully it was but a box would have been much better. I guess the lesson learned is only place large orders. It may take awhile to process but at least it will come in a box.


  1. Hi there! I like your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing how your swap turns out!! I think its a wonderful ideal!! Chanel is my favorite designer to knock off!!

  2. Great job on your most recent Chanel knock-off! Really looking forward to ending this crazy week so I can FINALLY sew. I have 6 MOT tops planned and none completed.


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