Next Up: Wild Fabric!

Want to see some really wild fabric?

wild and crazy fabric!

Isn’t that awesome? Of course I’m attracted to it. It’s bright and fun and floral…

wild fabric with yarn bits

and has rainbow, thick-and-thin yarn bits stitched to it.

wild fabric with yarn appliqued on top

Here’s a closer look at the yarn bits sewn to the surface:

yarn bitsLove it!

very awesome embellished fabric

A fabric this cool deserves this many photos, and careful thought on what pattern to use. What am I going to do with it? Come back next week and see!

33 Responses to Next Up: Wild Fabric!

  1. Miriana January 17, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Not sure what you should make with the fabric, but you’ll need to get yourself some rainbow yarn to make a matching cardigan!

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

      Oh could you imagine? You’d see me coming from a mile away!

  2. Samina January 17, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    That’s really funky! I just thought you had tossed some matching yarn on top. It was a surprise to see that it’s really stitched in. Now I’m curious to see what you’re going to do with it. I can’t imagine any more than a throw pillow!

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

      It’s stitched in, how unusual right? It would make bright accent pillows, but that’s not what I’m going to do…

  3. Linda January 17, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    Gertie has a new Butterick pattern based on a vintage Hawaiian Alfred Shaheen dress that is to die for…. B6019, You might consider it. I’m going to make it in some reproduction Alfred Shaheen fabric I bought last summer..just a thought!

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

      I did see it, it’s a lovely design! It will be perfect with your reproduction Alfred Shaheen fabric. I think the seaming would get lost in this loud fabric though!

  4. Kelly January 17, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Wow, that is wild! I saw the heading first and was still totally surprised! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with it!

  5. ltinuviel January 17, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    Adorable! So unusual fabric! What you gonna do with it?

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Something simple, I’ll post about it when it’s all done! What would you make with it?

      • Nieves January 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

        A simple jacket!

  6. Megan January 17, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    I hope that that cute coat that you were wearing in your knitting photos was a preview of a pattern to come… and you are going to be making the next version out of this! I love that coat! Or maybe I’m just jumping to too many wishful-thinking based conclusions :)

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Sadly it’s not, it’s a thrifted Banana Republic coat! I like to keep everything completely secret until it’s time for the big announcement. :)

  7. nothy January 17, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I vote for a fun spring coat.

  8. Cynthia January 17, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    nice fabric, I find myself drawn to fabric with texture so this is wonderful

    depending on how heavy the fabric is a jacket may be in order or the bodice of a dress or embellish some jeans

    either way Happy Sewing

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      It’s not super heavy, it looks like it is but it’s actually fairly lightweight, lighter than denim, closer to a shirting weight but the yarn-bits weight it down a little.

  9. Christina January 17, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Very funky. I, like others thought you had thrown some yarn on a colorful fabric. LOL. I can’t wait to see what you make out of it. Whatever it will be, it will be a statement piece for sure.

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      I never thought of that! In real life it’s easy to see it’s sewn in place but not as much in photographs. Statement piece, for sure! Hopefully making a good kind of statement :)

  10. maddie January 17, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Fun fabric, Tasia. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  11. Tiffany January 17, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Woah! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  12. Leigh January 17, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Wow! That’s a fun fabric. Your acer cardi will go fab with that. At least on my monitor it will. I’d do a jacket or a panel on a skirt or jeans. Or a bodice like Cynthia says. Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      I think the Acer is too coral for this fabric – it has very large patches of orange!

  13. shelley January 17, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    That is casual jacket material for sure – wonderful textures!

  14. Virginia January 17, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    It’ll be interesting to see what works for this fabric. Probably something simple that lets it shine without becoming too overwhelming?

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      I agree – simple is key!

  15. Diane @ Vintage Zest January 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Can I be the wet blanket and say that I don’t see a wearable garment from this fabric? At least, not yet? Sorry to leave a pooh-pooh comment, but I must say that I have enough confidence in Tasia to make something great to totally change my mind! :)

    • Tasia January 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      Of course you can say that! This is certainly not a fabric that suits everyone’s tastes. :) I wonder what you’ll say when it’s all sewn up – definitely let me know what you think!

  16. Irena January 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Wow. That fabric is awesome I wonder if it is available in Australia I am no seamstress but would be great in my stash am sure would find a use for it looking forward to seeng what you do.

  17. angela January 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I like it, I would suggest a skirt. Thinking an A line.

  18. CosIadoru January 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    I would sew a jacket:)
    This fabric is really beautiful!!!

  19. Esta January 18, 2014 at 1:05 am #

    Wow! I’ve noticed the same fabric in my local store and I live in North-Eastern Europe! This is probably the second time I’ve seen a familiar fabric in a foreign blog :) Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!

    • Elle January 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      It would be fun to know the origin of this fabric since it is so widely traveled!

  20. Karen January 18, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    I love this fabric! Was it purchased locally?

  21. Lisa January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Looks great love the colours looking forward to see your creation.

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