Are you a print or a solid?
You know those ice-breaker question games that people do at parties? I’ve just thought of one for sewists.
“If you were a fabric, would you be a print or a solid?”
I know, without one millisecond of hesitation, that I am, for sure, without a doubt, most definitely, a P.R.I.N.T. with all caps. Underscored. In BOLD.
When I shop for fabrics, I am dazzled by prints. Solids leave me cold. It has to be a pretty high quality solid fabric to entice me to buy it. But show me a print and I will have already paid for it by the time you have unfurled the bolt. Really. I just can’t control myself. I know I should love solids, but it’s kind of like loving kale or cabbage, you know you should, but really, who loves kale? Who?
There’s a yin/yang relationship with solids and prints, don’t you think? Solids allow you to have more prints in your life because solids expand your wardrobe so much. So, in theory, I should love solids because of that. However, my little crow brain is just enamored of shiny things like prints. I can’t turn my head away from them. I feel their siren pull whenever I see them.
So tell me. Which are you? A solid or print? And why?