It has been over three months since I took my "no new fabrics" oath. I have not bought any fabric since. It has been hard as I predicted. In February I took my Step-Dad and the Boyfriend out fabric shopping to another Phillips shirts sale. My Step-Dad bought the fabric and I bought him lunch so that doesn't count right? No new fabric was found but it was a lot better organised and there were a bunch of fashion people there. I thought I would show you what they bought as well as the fabrics from my last haul from the Spotlight boxing day sale.
Firstly the fabric my Step-Dad picked out. He saw The Brothers shirt and wanted one for himself. It is a really soft cotton. The event states cottons start at $5 but I was charged $8 by the sales person. Hmmmmmm.
The Boyfriend picked out a black pinstripe for a short sleeve shirt appropriate for casual events. Also a cotton, it was labelled "made in Japan".
I did not buy anything for myself and I felt good about that.
So in December I went to spotlight for top stitching thread and accidentally bought 9 meters of fabric at the sale. Sigh. This is why I needed to do something about my fabric buying habit. I found some more cotton/linen that I used to make The Brothers shirt. So I bought some more in another print to make him another shirt. Lets be clear, I had just finished his first shirt the week before, my selfless sewing track record is pretty bad, and his birthday is in September. Why did I think I would find the motivation to sew him another shirt? It is a nice print but still. When a sign says 40% off all rationality gets thrown out the window.
Last couple of months I have seen a lot of not horrible looking denim at Spotlight. I feel like this is a new development? I succumbed. Instead of a pair of Ginger Jeans this stretch denim looks like it wants to be a pair of Birkin Flares. I was worried at first that Birkin Flares wouldn't suit a curvy body type. The back pockets are almost unflattering in a flattering way. Then I saw Reyna Lay's pair. She is beautiful curvy sewing blogger and looks amazing in her Birkin's.
Last but not least. This stretch denim is my favourite. This is a cotton/wool/lycra blend. The right side looks like normal denim but the underside feels like a soft brushed wool. Winter jeans! yes it is white denim. Don't worry I am going to dye it. I don't really mind how it comes out of the dying bath, if they look even or if they look like Foonik's gingers I can't imagine being disappointed. My friends tell me I wear crazy pants anyway.