Jane sent this fabric, which is on sale at Hancock's of Paducah … she also sent earlier some even better alphabet fabric from Fashion Fabrics Club … which is now unavailable. (I'll take my own pic and post it when mine arrives.) She also sent this text-based fabric, if you just can't get enough typographical goodness.
Kathy found this pattern at a yard sale for 33 1/3 cents (she got three for a dollar).
Needless to say, I love the pockets.
Speaking of pockets, Kim sends this brilliant Sesame Street video about their social importance. (Watch for the über-Seventies carpenter pants pockets.)
Nancy found near-perfect ginkgo fabric from Marimekko. I can see I'll have to start a special savings fund for this one. (Warning: site loaded badly in Firefox 3.)
Cookie found the fauxlero to end all fauxleros, at the Antique Dollhouse of Patterns:
I think that pattern is also a dirigible hostess dress, for sure, from the late, waning, Pan-American days of the industry.
Kate in Texas sent this really cute bee fabric from Hart's Fabrics — which doesn't let you link directly to items, frustrating! So search on "bee" if you want to find it.
I would make a very serious tailored dress out of this … it's $8.99/yard and only 45" wide though, so maybe not this week.
Another "not this week" fabric (I missed the auction!) is this:
I have not a single, solitary idea what I could have made out of it, though, even if I had gotten to the auction in time, since it was only 4 yards of 36" wide … from seller emt-mom-70.
Marilyn wants to know if there are charities that would take her cedar chest full of wool fabric … and I'd like to know if there are charities that would like a lot of cotton scraps, since mine are getting outrageous, and — let's be honest — the chances of me making that charm quilt I keep muttering about? Are infinitesimal.
I haven't seen the Sex and the City movie yet (I know!) but HotPatterns (spoiler alert) has a related pattern … now I think I really should go see it.
But not today. Today I have 500 emails to answer. Wish me luck!