1 July 2008

Happy Canada Day

To all my fellow Canadians, here's wishing you a happy and safe Canada Day. Whether you're taking in the sun at the beach, paddling on a peaceful lake or barbequing up a storm in your own backyard, I hope you're enjoying this day with family and friends.

Unfortunately, I'm alone today, as my husband had yesterday off (his work tries to place holidays to give them long weekends, which is nice). So, I plan to make good use of my time by sewing. I'm almost finished a cute little tie-front cardigan in a gorgeous deep papaya coloured linen.

In other sewing related news...
I have been on an insane orange kick lately. I cannot get enough of this juicy, citrusy, delicious colour! So, when I stumbled upon Vogue Fabrics latest offerings for summer, I was rendered incapable of resisting the following luscious fabrics:

Chapeaux Blooms - Stretch Cotton Sateen & Chapeaux Tangerine - Blouseweight Linen












Chapeaux Window Panes - Rayon Blend Suiting & Hannah Jardin - Poly Georgette












Oaks Sensation - Variegated Crocheted Novelty & Oaks Delight - Floral Jacquard Knit












Oaks Mango - Poly/Cotton/Lycra Interlock Knit & Oaks Stretch - Cotton/Lycra Stretch Twill












And, get this...drum roll please...I even have a plan for these babies. Check it out:

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I picked up some more fabulous summer fabric at a local store yesterday. I haven't had a chance to photograph them yet, so I don't have any pictures. But, suffice it to say, they helped to sate my appetite for orange as well.

22 comments:

gaylen said...

That orange looks wonderful and I love the plan. You go! I know you will have it all sewn up soon. g

fabricluver (Susan) said...

I love the colors and wish I could wear them. Have on fun on your sewing day.

Sew Wilde said...

LOVE those colors!! I love to wear orange/coral. I may have to sneak over to Vogue Fabrics and see what they have. What type of pattern will you use for the crocheted novelty fabric? I think that will make an adorable cardi.

Summerset said...

Happy, happy colors! Yes, just like a burst of sunshine. They are very well suited to your coloring, too!

Claire S. said...

Happy Canada Day, Shannon - we've got a beautiful, sunny 24° here in Montreal...Love all those great looking orange fabrics.

Isabelle said...

Wow, this is an amazing fabric haul! I can totally picture you in these colours. Have fun with all these!

Nancy K said...

Wow, what a haul! Great colors for you.

xstpenguin said...

Happy Canada Day. (don't think I knew there was such a thing until this moment :$ but you live and learn! Feel free to ignore 30th November when it comes - St.Andrews Day)

While I think the orange is great, and will suit you and is indeed bright and cheerful... what happened to the teal/lime plan!?

cheers,
AJ

Ai said...

I love the first orange flower print, and the rest of the colors are great. Looking forward to seeing the finished clothes.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

First the orange crochet piece is TDF! Second, are those all burda numbers??? Wow! You are working it out...I can't wait to see these pieces come to life! And I want to see a pic of each and every one of them...cause it's just not fair to tease us with the fabric and then not show the finished garment!!!

Vicki said...

Fabulous!! I have that jacket and cardigan/jacket (the middle two) on my list as well. But in browns for me.

Happy Canada day too!!

patsijean said...

I love Orange too. You have a bright, happy wardrobe planned.

Frank Sinatra once said that Orange was the happiest color.

Sharon said...

What wonderful fabrics and colours, I can't wait to see them made up. Love reading your blog Shannon.

Beatrice said...

Great fabrics! I love orange, it is such a cheerful color, unfortunately I can't wear it at all :-(

Beatrice in Germany

paco peralta said...

Shannon .- made you a good choice with these tissues. I like a lot to wear the orange in winter. greetings, Paco

Toby Wollin said...

Shannon - this is just so timely - I got a piece of that color silk charmeuse when I went to Kashi's in NYC recently and I've been ruminating how to handle the 'I don't think I want a whole dress out of this' problem. The answer is obviously to go to Vogue Fabrics and get one of those prints and make a skirt to go with it. Woohoo!!

Carol said...

I've become a little obsessed with orange of late and made my JCC in this colour, so I am very envious of these purchases. I look forward to seeing the completed garments.

Linda said...

I subscribe to Vogue Fabrics and I fell in love with most of your fabric buys. I love orange and all colors in the colorway. I look forward to seeing what your plan come to fruition.

Meg said...

The way you laid your plan out looks good. I just tried that for the first time without so much success. I'm trying it this way next time, if you don't mind some imitation.

Sew Bettie said...

I love these orange shades. I am a little obsessed with yellow lately - my new fabric collection is totally dominated by it.

Tany said...

I love the colors! What a fabulous selection of fabrics!

Anne Frances said...

Only just got around to reading this and wanted to say that Burda 5/06 107 is a splendid pattern. I made it in black and I have worn it a lot. it goes together very nicely, though i found I had to slip baste the curved front seams to get them accurate. I particularly like the sleeve though I had to think quite hard to get the lining and the facing of the sleeve hem really neat and well finished. But I am sure you will do a wonderful job and really look forward to seeing the result
Anne Frances