score!

today, I got a chance to visit a drapery/upholstery warehouse that was having a moving sale… and hit the jackpot, fabric-wise!  I honestly didn’t expect my haul to be as good as it was.  I now have fabric for my next three or four projects… that is, of course, after I finish the two that I’m currently working on!

none of these fabrics were labeled, and unfortunately the guy couldn’t tell me what they were for certain, so I made some guesses.  also, I had to use my iPad for pictures again (I seem to have misplaced my camera…) so the colors aren’t very true.

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these feel like dupioni silk to me, but I can’t be sure until I set fire to them.  I’ve got about two yards of the chocolate brown, and roughly three of the ivory.

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this piece is by far my best score.  it’s a gorgeous spring green and yellow changeable… well, something.  it feels like taffeta to me but it’s a little stiff.  it’s pretty heavy, too.  anyhow, I’ve got a beautiful ten yards of it, and the only problem I foresee is deciding what type of costume I want to make with it!

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this velvet is fabulous to see in person – my crummy iPad pictures don’t do the color justice.  it’s actually a bit darker than this, with a kind of orange-ish hue at a certain angle.

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my other super score – just over ten yards of the softest, sheerest cotton voile I’ve ever seen!  you can see that even through several layers of fabric, my rug is still visible.  it’s wonderfully light and floaty.  perfect for that chemise a la reine that I’ve been wanting to make for some time now.

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this fabric is really a mystery to me.  it’s really light and crisp, like a silk taffeta.  it’s also slightly crinkled and just a bit stretchy.  it appears to be originally a slate-blue sort of color that has been hand painted with shades of gold.  I’ve got a little more than a yard of this.  it was so interesting to look at and feel that I couldn’t leave it behind.

I also snagged a handful of remnants, amounting to between one and two yards each, as well as twenty-five yards of trim of all varieties.  and I probably would have left with more, except my checkbook – and the trunk of my car – wouldn’t permit it.

I’ll be pretty busy over the next few weeks, mainly with two things – one is the costume I’m working on at the moment, which I’ll hopefully be wearing to Anime Central in May (providing I finish it before then!)  I just started on it this week, which is leaving it a bit late, considering all that I have going on between now and then.  the other thing is that I’m doing some costumes for the summer show at the theater, which happens to be Les Mis.  between those two projects, and the fact that I’m going to LA in April, I’ll probably work myself to insanity… but look forward to some great costumes!

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