Saturday, February 11, 2012

Picking Fabrics

I've had some people ask me how/why I choose the fabrics that I do.  There really isn't much to it. There are three different reasons I may grab a fabric.

My latest stack of finds

 Most of the time I am drawn to a certain fabric whether because of color or pattern. Many times I don't know exactly what I will do with this fabric but I purchase it knowing it will make something beautiful.

I was drawn to this navy fabric. I just fell in love.

Then there is the fabric that I spot and I immediately can picture using it with a certain pattern or making something special for a particular person.

I spotted this one and thought of a pattern I hadn't tried yet but wanted to. I can picture it with a red sash around the waist.

Lastly there is the fabric bought specifically for a certain project. Whether someone wanted a pink dress or something for their child's birthday. This fabric is bought under specific requirements. Though this is the least "fun" way to buy fabric I always love seeing what I can find that is absolutely spectacular under certain parameters.

 When I saw this one I hoped it was purple enough (since it really is more pinkish than purple) for Sophia's liking. This girl won't add anything to her wardrobe that isn't purple. She agreed and so now it will become her Easter dress. I bought extra though thinking I could so so much with this.

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