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A seamstress enters a fabric store to purchase lining

2012 March 10
by elizabeth_admin

Have you heard this one yet?  So, a seamstress enters a fabric store to purchase lining.  Does she come out with just the lining or with other fabrics too?  Well, if you’re me, you come out with a whole bunch of other things.  I know I speak for many other stashaholics when I say that it is nigh on impossible to walk into a store and not come out with at least two other lengths of fabric besides the one for which you went in there in the first place.  When I posted a similar tale on Facebook this week, my sewing friends offered another scenario…  The seamstress comes out with a bunch of fabrics and forgets the lining.  That would have been very funny if that had happened.  And it would have meant another shopping opportunity was needed of course.  😉

So this week, while I’ve been designing a color blocked dress in my head, I ran into my neighborhood fabric store, P&S, to buy some lining for the dress.  Of course I came out with a few other fabrics as well.  Of course.  As I walked into the store, I noticed some great madras fabric in bright blues and reds.  After making Thor’s cute shorts the other day, I knew I really loved madras fabric.  So I went looking for the madras in the window (is everyone now hearing that old song about a doggie in the window now?).


Then I spied these super cute fabrics side by side each other.  They would be so cute as a little girl’s dress wouldn’t they???


I couldn’t correct the colors just right.  The purplish color should actually be a pink.  The orange is pretty true to life though.  Aren’t they cute?

Are you wondering if I remembered the lining?


Why yes I did.  I really shouldn’t have bought more fabric considering how close it is to PR Weekend in May (Are you going?), but I just couldn’t resist.  I am helpless in the face of cute fabrics for great prices!

In other sewing news, I recently moved my blog to a new server.  So if you ever got a virus warning when trying to access my site, the problem is completely resolved.

Jack and I are away this weekend in the country, so no sewing is happening, but next week is a brand new sewing week and I am excited to start working on my dress.  I bought some matching topstitching thread and I can’t wait to see how the dress will turn out.

Happy sewing everyone!

6 Responses leave one →
  1. March 10, 2012

    Enjoy your weekend!

    That madras is niiiice.. I like a little madras… 😉

  2. March 10, 2012

    Fun fabric! I totally always go into a store to get one or two things and come out with three pieces of fabric I wasn’t planning to get. Recently, I went to a Hancock’s to get lining and some sale patterns, and I ended up with some lovely pinstriped wool for pants. Even though we are heading into spring/summer and I really don’t need wool, I couldn’t pass it up! I love all my stash fabric so much though, so as long as I love it, it is ok right?

    Also, can’t make it to PR weekend – you will have to post lots of pictures and tell us all about it!

  3. March 10, 2012

    Great fabric haul and really like the polka dot fabrics.

  4. March 12, 2012

    Way too true!!!

  5. March 12, 2012

    Ha! It is quite a danger for us. I managed to go to G Street for Fashion Sewing Club on Saturday and walked out with zippers and elastic. No fabric! It was quite a proud moment.

  6. March 12, 2012

    Oh those are all so promising, can’t wait to see the Madras in action!

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