Thursday, June 12, 2014

Resisting the Urge

Oh boy, I need some moral support to help me resist buying fabric this week! I'm in a tough situation and highly susceptible to temptation right now! Here's the problem:

1. I'm covering shifts at a job where there's lots of time to browse the internet.

2. I have a penchant for browsing the "Fabrics and more..." message board over at Sewing.PatternReview...

3. Through said message board, I discovered mega sales over at Fabricmart:

4. I just got a new job (starting next week) which gives me a real grown-up salary!

5. This job requires business casual attire, of which I have very little, which is a good way to justify buying fabric.

Can you see why this is a recipe for disaster!!?? Yesterday I only browsed, then resisted. TODAY I ended up with things in my cart and my bank card out, then resisted again. Phew. It was a close one though. And I only just got done talking with a coworker about trying to limit my fabric stash! I need an outlet for my fabric fantasies and frustrations, so I'm foisting it on you guys. Maybe if I show you all the things I'm thinking about buying I will purge myself of the need to actually buy them.

First off, we have some "mint slubbed rayon suiting." I'm not sure what exactly to expect from this, but I like the sound of it and it's only $1.99 a yard. I KNOW.

This could make a really nice sheath dress and matching summery jacket for, oh, $10 or less. Resist! But if I didn't resist, I'd probably use McCall's 6460 (which I have in my stash) and make the short sleeve raglan version:

And then use McCall's 5668 for the jacket (another stash pattern):

Then there's this stretch cotton pique in a beautiful rose print:

If I got my hands on this, I'd probably make a pencil skirt. I recently made Colette Patterns' Lily as a skirt (blog post coming as soon as I take photos), and I'm eager to make another, and another, and another...

Fabricmart also has a whole bunch of cotton/silk voile from J. Crew, and I could sure use a basic white blouse...

And I was also drawn in by this striped shirting, which could make a really cute button-up to pair with the navy pencil skirt I just finished:

You can bet I'd play around with some diagonal striped patch pockets or peplum or something.

I do feel a little better now that I've gotten all that off my chest. I'm going to keep on resisting. For today at least. What are you resisting lately?


  1. Oooohhh...I don't think I can be much help in resisting your temptation. You have plans for the fabric and very good reason to get it. Stay strong! Lately I have been resisting more knits. I have a ton already in my stash that I need to use.

  2. Ooh! I was looking at the knits too,. There's a dusty rose colored ponte that was calling my name... but I'm still a newbie when it comes to knits. Still, you have to start somewhere, right?

  3. oh, what the heck... GO for it!!!
    I want to see what you make - especially the jacket.
    that didn't help, did it? (evil cackle...)

  4. I have several cuts of the j.crew cotton/silk. I love it! I have emerald, eggplant, garnet and blue. Plus, I got the washed navy polka-dot mesh and the army green polka-dot. They are all earmarked for summer tops. I'm almost finished turning the faded navy mesh into a tiny pocket tank. They've all been through my washer & dryer 3 times and have been quite easy to work with. I would buy more colors in a heartbeat, if I could justify it!

    1. All those colors sound lovely! I'm partial to jewel tones too... but I thought I'd be practical and go with the white. I mean IF I were to buy any. Maybe I can live vicariously through your makes!

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