Monday, April 20, 2009

Quite The Haul

This morning, the UPS man came, and about a half hour later, the mailman came. Both of them had nice things for me. The fabric I ordered from the Elliott Berman sale came first, and is it wonderful. I've never ordered anything from them that wasn't awfully nice, and I have to say that the first two pieces here exceeded my wildest expectations, and the next two are perfectly wonderful too. The cotton is very nice, but not spectacularly unique like the others, which is fine. I already have plans for some of these pieces and not yet for others, but they're all very welcome.

All the photos have a link underneath them to get you to a larger image, and if you want to see them in their true glory, use the Original size when you get to the photo site.


Gold & Peach Houndstooth
Right now I'm thinking of this for a really frivolous evening coat or spring coat. Spring is about over, but there's always next Spring.


Framed Jacquard with Floral Print
Not sure exactly what, but I think a dressy jacket of some sort. It's just so gorgeous, with a different jacquard pattern in each square, the woven framework, and the gorgeous painterly print in the squares. What's not to like?

Embroidered Jacquard Silk
I originally planned a skirt, but after receiving the fabric, I'm re-thinking it. It's such a tissue-y feeling fabric, very light and yet with body, almost like a gazar, and although it would be great as a skirt, I'm thinking of something unstructured to take advantage of the great hand of the fabric.


Floral Silk Crepe
A beautiful blouse is going to be the end point for this fabric.


Embroidered Citrus Cotton
Either a sundress or a blouse, probably the latter. It's an interesting fabric with the shirred effect between some of the embroidered rows, and I think it could be very nice.

So, that's it for fabric. Meanwhile, the mailman brought me a package from ELingeriA, and also some bobbins and presser feet. No photos of the latter, but here's a bra kit still in the package. The lace you see on top is for the top layer, with orange tricot and matching elastic, straps, etc.


Bra Kit

I also ordered some extra findings, including printed elastic (called Fern) and a plain elastic to match, as well as channeling, closures and underwires.

Elastic & Findings

It's a good thing it came today. Last night I was sewing on the first kit I got from them, and I'm at the point where I am ready to attach the channeling, and I'd used it up on my trial run. Voila, now I can return to working on it. I think it's going pretty well, but as always, it's hard to tell until it's done. I'm using powernet on the lower- and side-cups as well as the band, so we shall see. It's definitely beefier than the first one, which was almost delicate in comparison, and I'm hoping it will be much more supportive. I think it almost has to be.

16 comments:

Little Hunting Creek said...

oh what beautiful fabric!I can see why you are so happy. I especially love the green, but all of it is so amazingly pretty.

Rebecka said...

These fabrics are beautiful. I love them all and can't wait to see what you create.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

They are all beautiful fabrics.
Thank you for posting the sites. ELingeriA has some very nice kits!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous fabric. I can't wait to see the bra you make out of that gorgeous fabric and trim. I know form your pictures that you have a full bust. What pattern did you end up using?

Pamela Erny said...

Oooh.....what beautiful fabrics!

Christina said...

Oh that gold & peach houndstooth is divine, exactly the kind of fabric that makes sewing a pleasure.

Rachel said...

All of the fabric is gorgeous, but that framed jacquard with the floral print is TO DIE FOR!!! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! What wonderful pretties you've bought! I really like the framed floral piece...

Mary Beth said...

I almost have tears in my eyes. Yeah, great fabrics and construction does that to me. Sniff!

Birgitte said...

What an amazing haul- every piece outstanding!

Sigrid said...

All are beautiful, but I especially like the first one, what a gorgeous piece.
You'll like the orange lace, I used it too and it is wonderful to use and holds very well in washing.
One little sidenote: take care with the placement of the lace when you use it on panties, the points can be itchy (how I know?).

Summerset said...

I'd say so! Love the orange bra kit!

BeeBee said...

Wow, beautiful fabrics! I'm wiping the drool from my keyboard. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with these. An the orange bra, oh-la-la!

gwensews said...

Absolutely stunning--all of it! I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if those were mine. Make some beautiufl things.

Mardel said...

Oh gorgeous fabrics, and I too am really drooling over the lingerie supplies. Between you and sigrid (and the price and difficulty of finding good bras) you might get me there yet.

Sheila said...

Your fabrics are just gorgeous, my favorite is the houndstooth. The overlay for the bra is beautiful. I saw the first one you made and trying my darnest to stop thinking about venturing into undergarments. However, spending $50 per bra everytime I walk into a lingerie store, makes me want to at least try my hands at making one. At least, I would be able to select that colors I want and not settle.