Summer 2018 Fabric Haul & Plans

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve somehow managed to acquire a lot of fabric. First there was a trip home to Canada, then I attended the annual conference for the American Sewing Guild, and finally, I was tempted by Fabric Mart Fabrics.

Rather than write a zillion words about my acquisitions and plans, I took the easy route and created a video. I don’t think I’ll be posting a lot of videos, but they are fun and helpful for certain subjects. It’s certainly easier to describe fabric by holding it up, and I found the whole recording process to be helpful in organizing my thoughts about what I plan to sew next, and which fabrics can be set aside for autumn.



I’ve got a giveaway this time around! In my goodie bag at the ASG conference, there was a pattern. It’s too small for me, so I’m giving it away. This pattern is out of print (OOP) but was reviewed 6 times in Pattern Review, and was featured in Threads Magazine. Looks like a basic button-down with yolk and small gathers on front and back.

The pattern is a US size 6-14, or UK 32-40. It has cup sizing!

If you’d like this pattern, please comment here or on YouTube (via my video). If more than one person wants the pattern I’ll do a draw on July 28.


Thanks for reading, and for watching!

5 thoughts on “Summer 2018 Fabric Haul & Plans

  1. How nice to “see” you! That was a fun video! Altho I still want to see those stencils! LOL
    Wow! You got to go to London! I’m envious!


  2. Nice haul! You need to get busy, and I look forward to seeing the makes. My only suggestion is that the matching coral and gray striped fabrics would make a fabulous top (coral) and/or pants or maxi skirt using vertical stripes. Have fun, Janine!

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  3. We have similar tastes and I’m in love with the yellow and grey print you bought in London. Beautiful. If you have a list of folks that would be interested in the pattern, please count me in.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Isn’t that fabric beautiful? I have to figure out a pattern this weekend since it’s on my July goal list. I have you on the list for the pattern!


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