...ric. Fabric. Fab fabric!
My sister read about my stop at the fabric store on Wednesday night, so I thought I'd show her what I found! I either misread the content labels on the first two shown or was so taken with the designs that I blew off the content altogether, but those fabrics have little to no stretch; cut on the bias, however, we might be able to fudge some stretch. (Mmm, fudge!) The last one has plenty of spandex and is plenty S-T-R-E-T-C-H-Y! I really love it, too. It's the only fabric I photographed twice (on the hood of Maddy's car).
With the exception of the "olive" fabric, the colors are lively but very soft and muted. I just couldn't resist those colorful (but not blinding) hits of "pimento"! I have plenty of a thin, lightweight, but warm cotton fleece for making these (and a few more) suitable for cold-weather wear, if desired.
It's the second of three four-days-in-a-row work weeks. I usually work a four-day week, with Wednesday as my normal day off. One might think that having a Monday or Friday off -- with the resulting 3-day weekend -- would be more attractive, and I would have agreed, but after nearly 6 years (I can't believe that!), I can definitely say that Wednesdays are the way to go! On that schedule, I never work more than two days in a row and Wednesday is like a mini weekend (Monday is "Monday," of course, but Tuesday is like a "Friday; rinse and repeat on Thursday/"Monday" and the REAL Friday!). I have the option to switch it up, obviously, and can also say that it's much easier working four in a row looking forward to Friday off as the carrot rather than slogging through after a used-up Monday.
Anyway, the next two weeks are Fridays-off -- the rummage sale at Mom's this week, then next week up north at Uncle Jimmy's with the siblings. Carrot-on-a-stick...