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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Island Fever


Top: Recent cheap fabric buy
Bottom: Forgotten fabric buy gathering dust in my stash
A couple of days ago, I bought some Hawaiian/Tropical print fabrics from Cabramatta. When I got home and wanted to pack the fabrics away with the rest of my fabric stash, I realised, to my horror, that I already have 2 other similar Hawaiian/Tropical print fabrics.


My condition is a lot worse than I thought. So behold, the full glory of my Hawaiian madness. 




Details: Sky blue fabric with orange Hawaiian flowers and beautiful border details. 100% cotton. 2.5 metres. $2/m.

Plan: Most likely a dress with a fitted bodice and a full skirt with border detail at the bottom.
Details: Dark blue fabric with fish and islands scattered all over. Poly-cotton with a good drape. 3 metres. $2/m

Plan: Currently undecided
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Details: Blue fabric with man selling fruits and fishing. Poly-cotton with good drape. About 2 metres. Price forgotten.

Plan: A backpack, a pair of shorts with elastic and maybe a matching shirt/jacket top
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Details: Sky blue fabric with sailing dinghies, surfing boys, and islands with palm trees. Rayon with fabulous drape. About 2.5 metres. $5/m (if I recall correctly).

Plan: Probably a flowy dress or voluminous skirt to take full advantage of the drape.
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I can't wait to start sewing with these fabrics! Have you sewn anything with Hawaiian/Tropical print? Do you also have a weakness for prints like these?


xx

2 comments:

Dee Bibb said...

These pieces of fabric are absolutely gorgeous!

I have never bought any Hawaiian/tropical print fabric....not sure why...just haven't.

Enjoy sewing it up....and be sure to show us after it is done!!

Robert Dulaney said...

i never see prints like this at the fabric shops! so so quirky!

i would make one of those 1950's trunk + shirt combos :-)