If you were wondering what some of the fabrics inside Girl Charlee‘s September Knit Fix, I have the answer! My bag arrived Wednesday afternoon and I have been pondering what to do with some of my new treasures ever since. Here’s what was inside:
From left to right: Black and white diamond rows on cotton spandex knit, Green red mustard plaid cotton jersey blend knit, Green botanical spots on black Ponte de Roma knit, Gray black vintage ethnic jersey blend knit, Rose pink gray floral jersey blend knit, Black small cream stripe cotton jersey knit.
This time I made the mistake of watching others receive their bags on the Girl Charlee Knitfix Facebook Group and sort of got my heart set on a particular one…. this one was not it. It’s not a bad grouping of fabrics – I love the stripe and the ethnic and diamond knits the best, but it’s not the bag I was wishing for (note to self, don’t watch the group to see what others got until after I receive my own!). The floral is fine (although I don’t wear a lot of floral print), but on the thinner side and the plaid is not in the colorway I wanted (it is also not a 4 way stretch so it won’t work for leggings). That green ‘botanical spots’ print is what really has me stumped, though. The fabric itself has a nice feel, but that print is very BOLD, even for me (plus I realized after I got this fabric, I never wear green). With that said, I’ve washed all the fabrics and am mulling over what I want to make with each of them (there is a contest going on this month where you can enter to win a free October bag by stitching up Indy patterns from the fabrics in you September Knit Fix bag…. so I’m motivated to make some awesome garments!).
On the sewing home front, I’ve been doing a bit of machine embroidery! Taylor went through formal rush and joined a sorority this past week so I decided to purchase some cute Greek Alphabet letters to embellish some shirts, etc. (appliqued shirts usually run about $25+ in stores\online, I spent $12, including the purchase of the embroidery files!). Since making this design so has requested a second, long sleeved, yellow chevron pocketed version (how’s that for specific?) to wear when it gets cool….. guess what I’m working on today?