Confession time: I'm a selfish designer.
Some people are selfish sewers, primarily sewing for themselves or because they want to try a particular pattern and, frankly, I'm one of those too, but my design interests are pretty self-focused as well.
I assume there are folks who ask themselves questions regarding what their customers want to see them create or what trends appear to be on the upswing, but I'm motivated by what I want to try in terms of patterning and color.
I can't decide if that's a good or bad thing, but it's a thing and it's why I designed this pattern, skinny stripe grids.
It's very simple really; I'd been patterning with simple horizontal lines and wanted to create a freehand drawn grid as well and to create that gird in a variety of color combos.
Since I selfishly wanted the fabric, so much so that I designed and created it, it's probably no surprise that I've already sewn several items with it.
Like most of you, I love sewing; that's why I'm writing and you're reading. But, there's just something more when the sewing is done with really special fabric. I'll sew no matter what, but give me a length of hand dyed fabric, and I'll sew with a slightly bigger smile on my face.
A quick note about the rayon: I'm gearing up to offer all the Skinny Stripe Grid color combos listed in my shop as well as the Bubbles and Wasabi Peas color combos in rayon as well as quilting cotton. At least initially the rayon will be on a custom order basis. If you're interested, email me at email@example.com and request swatches of those fabrics.