Friday, February 02, 2007

The Special Association of Fabrics

Some fabrics have a special nature; an association that makes me forever equate them with certain people. I know I'm not alone in this associating of objects and clothing, my husband has a really cool tshirt that he refuses to wear as at a party there was this absolute dickhead there wearing this tee, so now he always thinks of that guy if he wears it.

For me though, my fabric and image/motif memories have positive associations which is nice, for example, most obviously, rainbows = Lily, turtles = Tully, fish = Andy, lizards = Lana, Japanese prints = my friend Ange who is a Japanese teacher; Hello Kitty = Nat.

Some fabrics and images I now associate with people I've made stuff for, tulips = Sue, ice creams and butterflies = Joh (although I don't think I've made Joh anything in butterfly fabric lol), the very special Kona Bay butterfly fabric (one of the most beautiful fabrics I have ever seen) = Melissa, Kaffe Fassett, particularly fans and the mermaid applique = Katanya (the fans reminds me of my mum too as we bought the material together [she made hers into a bag] the mermaid now also reminds me of Tully); the beautiful Florentine fabric = Lucretia (gosh I love this fabric and am getting up the courage to cut into it some more ~ it is a definite bathing fabric); one of my favourite geisha fabrics = Larissa (I must show Larissa the nappy I have in a different colour of this same fabric and then watch her carefully to make sure she doesn't pocket it lol) and the list goes on.

So where am I going with this and why these random thoughts?

I've been sorting through some of my fabrics and working with some of my hoarded pieces; some of these will make appearance shortly like this





These shorts are about to make an appearance as soon as I take some more pictures. I've called them Jumping Jack Flash becuase I once made some shorts for Kate's boy Jack using this fabric, and the name seems perfect for these shorts. It is so hard to find decent boys' fabric like this, I don't know why but it is. Ridiculous huh!!


Been getting back into my sewing a bit, and have a few pieces to list on ozebaby as soon as I take some photos; some shorts, pinnies, fleece longies nearly finished. I just love this paperdoll fabric and knew it would be perfect in a little vintage style pinafore. Luckily, I'm not totally happy with the way some of the seams are finished because of the lining and side splits; so Lily gets it. She loves it. I found her sitting in her cot after her afternoon nap looking at all the dolls on her dress : D But I will work further with this style and might try and get some more of this fabric, it's so cute



I really like this style and was planning on using the fabric below to make a dress similar; I think it would be pretty cute. It's Chinese New Year and really lovely. So lots to do and lots on the go!

2 comments:

  1. heehee will have to make joh something butterfly! (*evil chuckle!*)

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