The frustrating thing is, I'm not even just collecting random fabric with no purpose. I mean, I am a little, but at this point I've stared at this fabric stash for so long that tons of this stuff has a plan, at least sort of - I just need the time to get these things made. And it feels like there's never time, or if there it I'm doing mending or something.
But let me take you on a tour of some of these plans. (Masses of pictures ahead!
White wool coating:
a Jacobean jacket c. 1600
Grey-blue cotton print:
1810s bodiced petticoat, with enough bodice that I can wear it as a sundress irl
cotton bird print, from an old dress:
A blouse. or trim on a blouse
Marimekko cotton print sheet set:
1870s day dress
secretly rainbow-stripe poly blend:
a skirt c 1900 and likely also a coat from the same period
blue washed silk:
1860s ball gown bodice to match the skirt I already made.
orange striped upholstery cotton:
after over-dying in various shades of blue, an 1880s walking ensemble, maybe a 1900 skirt, maybe an 1850s dress (I have probably 15-20 yards. Why? I dunno, it was free.)
Tan linen (former curtain):
a cyclas c 1200 probably
With a blue or grey over-dye to tone the color down to about lavender, an 1824-ish half-mourning day dress.
Black silk velvet and sheer stripe (which you can't really tell from the outside):
with a bright teal underlayer, an evening dress inspired by natural form era and 1890s (not quite all designed yet)
Plain polyester tablecloth and napkins:
subtle treble clef cotton:
christmas presents mwahaha
Blue cotton corduroy:
More presents mwahaHAHA
Varying weight brown cotton canvas/duck:
stiff petticoats, c 1900 skirt, hem guard on my maroon 1860s dress (b/c I FORGOT one)
Oh yeah, and the Yarn Bench
And the 1000 mending and UFO projects lying in piles all over everywhere.
If only I had a sudden inheritance, and I could quit work and just do ALL THE PROJECTS. and then I could finally buy some new fabric, ha.