Today after work, I went out just to buy some elastic waistband for a dress I’m making and a new zipper for a skirt I’m mending. (Honestly, it must’ve shrunk in the last washing because now it doesn’t seem to fit any more. Truly shocking! )
Usually when I’m at the fabric store, I like to have a look at the “pile of cheep, random fabrics” and today was no exception. In the midst of fabrics with weird patterns and odd colours I often find great stuff! I guess people can’t “see the wood for all the trees” or are too lazy to go digging. I find it refreshing to first find the fabric and then use it as inspiration. The detail that it’s cheep is just a perk :)
Today’s treasure hunt resulted in four new fabrics, not exactly what I had in mind when I went out but it was quite a catch so I’m still pleased. When I got home I tried convincing my husband that I just walked past the pile and accidentally fell in. Then all of a sudden, the fabric just stuck to me like glue! I simply had to pay for it. There was nothing else I could’ve done. For some strange reason he didn’t believe me.
January 27, 2014 at 11:33
I love the black and white one!! And I totally recognize this….. I can never walk into a sewing store without buying stuff I don’t really, crucially need..
January 27, 2014 at 17:46
Yes, me too! It’s amazing, isn’t it! Haha, but when you’re standing there contemplating which of the fabrics you really need, you still end up buying the lot – or at least 80% of them.
January 27, 2014 at 17:52
True indeed..! Same goes for sewing accessories, zippers, thread, needles, elastic bands, crayons… you name it I’ve bought it when I didn’t need it :-D
January 27, 2014 at 18:06
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