I keep seeing patterns for knits that I love but can never find knit fabrics that I care for in the stores. They all seem to be solid colors or juvenile prints. I heard about Gorgeous Fabrics through pattern review, and while her prices aren't what I'd call inexpensive, her selection is awesome. So, okay, she writes on her website that they only cut in whole yards but try to be generous to keep their customers happy. Generous?!!! I received at least half a yard more in every cut then I paid for. The pink brocade I ordered 2 yards and received 3! This is making me rethink the projects I was going to make with these. If I had a daughter it would be no big deal. I'd make a shirt for me and a shirt for her. But I have 2 boys. I guess I'll quit blabbing and actually show you the goods:
The black and white rose print I'm planning for Newlook 6802, the sleeveless view:
The pink brocade isn't a knit, but I fell in love with it. I was planning McCalls 5395, with long sleeves and those cute gathered pockets:
I planned to wear it with jeans. Kind of a polished casual look for fall. But seeing as I have 3 yards of it when I only needed 1 7/8, I have enough for a suit. Although I'm not sure I want that much bright color looking back at me in the mirror.
The pink and blues I'm planning for Simplicity 3775 with gathers at the waist and short sleeves. This is going to be for next summer:
The black and green for Vogue 8489, with 3/4 sleeves, shorter length, and contrasting black bands. This will be for fall: