Watcha’ Wearin’ January-Week 4

Week 4 of the Watcha Wearin’ January Bog Tour was a slower paced one for me. If you already know a bit about me, you know that I am challenged with a chronic illness that pops into my life now and then and I have to weather the storm and pick up the pieces afterwards. Sewing this week came to a screeching halt for a couple of days, and then I slowly took small bits of time to work on a couple of pattern tests I was finishing up with. So today, I will share some goodies I picked up at the fabric store last weekend and what my plans are for them!


I was in the market for some heavier bottom weight fabric. I have a lot of fabric in my stash for tops and dresses, but not so much for pants and skirts. I found this fabric called a winter jersey and it is 70% viscose, 25% nylon and 5% elasthane. I am thinking that this would be nice for the Alyse Taper Leg Pant from Designer Stitch or I may use this for an upcoming test I am working on.

winter jersey

I was thrilled to find this lace that has a bit of stretch, but check out the built in fringe! All I have to do is cut off the bottom band and I have fringe!!! This will make my next Willow Kimono from Designer Stitch a breeze! (Here is the link to the first one I did). I am also thinking I would love to do another Georgia Dress using this and a light denim.

Gorgeous fringed lace!

This is a really nice caramel coloured light-weight knit. It will be perfect for another Trudy Turtleneck (see my previous ones here) or I would love to try the Wardrobe Builder Tee, both of which come from Wardrobe by Me.

Light-weight caramel coloured knit.

Now this one is going to be hard to decide where it is going. This is a sheer polyester that feels like silk. The colour and design are so striking! I have been wanting to make the Julie Blouse from Designer Stitch and I think this may be perfect for it! Or maybe another Bridget top so I can try out one of the other sleeve options?!?

Lovely poly sheer!

This is the same winter jersey that I got in the dark brown. I am not quite sure what I will do with this one. Because I the lighter color, I find it is a bit dressier so I may be looking for a nice skirt pattern. I do have the Sybil Skirt from Love Notions that would probably look quite nice in this.

Another winter jersey!

I was excited to find a couple of nice denims. Both have a small amount of stretch, around 10%, so I am not quite sure what I can use them for. All of the patterns I currently have require at least 20% so I am open to suggestions. This colour was hard to capture but it is sort of a grayish brown and has some flecks in it.

Stretch Denim

This denim is a chocolate brown and it has a faint pinstripe through it. I am looking forward to finding something to do with them. I could do up another denim skirt, but I don’t wear those as often as pants. I really liked the Button Up Skirt from Ruffled Stitch so that is a likely contender, though.

Pin Stripe Stretch Denim.

So you can see, even when I can’t physically do much in my sewing room, that doesn’t stop my mind from creating what I will whip up next! I have had to work around my limitations, but doing so is what keeps life interesting, don’t you agree? And just like this pile of fabric holds within it an unlimited amount of possibilities, so do each and every one of our lives.

So many possibilities!

Don’t forget to check out what the other ladies have been up to this week on the Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour. And if you haven’t entered the contest for all of the great prizes, you can go to our host, Tibeca’s blog, and get linked up to the linky party and make sure you have entered on the Rafflecopter as well.
Sunday, January 22nd: Sewing By Ti , Embrace Everyday

Monday, January 23rd: Sewing By Ti, Tenille’s Thread

Tuesday, January 24th: Robynne & the Bobbin, Harper + Lu

Wednesday, January 25th: Mahlica Designs

Thursday, January 26th: Sew Sophie Lynn, Creative Counselor, Crafty Like a Rox

Friday, January 27th: Everything Your Mama Made and More

Saturday January 28th: Sewingly Michelle, Sewing By Ti, Wild and Wanderful

4 thoughts on “Watcha’ Wearin’ January-Week 4

  1. You might be surprised to hear it, but a blog post all about fabric makes my heart sing. There is so much potential in each fabric right up until we start cutting it. For your denims, you may want to consider the Real Deal Jeans from Winter Wear Designs. They only need 10% stretch. That said, I haven’t sewn them yet . But I did finally get the pattern all cut out.

    1. I love sitting and looking at my wall of fabric…it is so inspiring and like you said, so much potential. Thanks for the suggestion for the Real Deal Jeans. I will have to check them out. 🙂

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