Out of control
Me: “Officer, honest, I was only going to buy thread and maybe some trim. I did not mean to buy any more fabric. I was helpless, though, in the face of those gorgeous linens.”
Fabric Police: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but we’re going to have to take you downtown.”
That’s my story and I am sticking with it. Folks, I have a serious problem. I am fast gaining a fabric closet, not unlike Carolyn’s. I know of which I speak too because I’ve actually seen hers in person.
As mentioned in my buttonhole disaster post, I needed thread to match my ribbon trim for Haley’s dress. Of course, I headed over to my friendly neighborhood fabric store, P&S Fabrics. I was also going to peruse their trim section to see if anything fit the bill to cover up my seam ripper gaffe. Well, what do you know but when I walked into the store, there was this amazingly cute cotton pique.
It was a slippery slope from there my friends. Knowing that they had a good selection of linens, I headed over to that section next. I don’t know why, maybe because it’s summertime, or maybe because Cidell wore her cute linen pants when she came for a visit a few weeks ago, but I just have had a huge hankering after some linen. I bought a beautiful white and a navy for good measure too. The white for some pants possibly and the navy for B5147 sheath dress.
Oh I did pick up some trim, but I have decided to bite the bullet and recut a new back yoke for Haley’s dress. I have enough fabric, and I just can’t give a gift that has a craptastic fix on it like that. I just can’t. I’m sure you all understand the perfectionist’s dilemma here. But the trim is cute, isn’t it?
A few posts back I think I may have mentioned another new fabric that made it’s way into my closet. This fabric came into my possession in the same fashion as the above purchases did (i.e., bought while on a mission to buy something else — I may have to come up with an official name for this kind of occurrence). In the store (AK Fabrics I believe), this fabric just wouldn’t let me go. I kept passing it by and reaching out to touch it. It was soft for a linen and had a gorgeous sheen. Finally I just gave in to it’s siren song and bought 2 yards of it. It was the last of the bolt so the cutter gave me the rest. Bonus! I promptly pre-treated this fabric and it came out of the dryer softer and even more beautiful if you can believe it. I am so in love with this fabric. If I could marry fabric, I would marry this one in a New York second. Honest!
Parting shot: Since I am a copy cat of ginormous proportions, I bought large washers for sewing weights, just like Catherine. Mine aren’t as large as Catherine’s, but I’m ok with that. I think they’ll still do the trick.
One more thing before I sign off: Did you see Kathy’s take on NL 6022? Too cute, the blouse and the baby both. Check it out!!!
Happy sewing everyone!