So I needed notions for my VintageModern Challenge dress, and found myself with a relatively free lunch hour.
And off I went to People's Park, our local fabric haunt.
I have a love-hate relationship with this place.
It's a little old 3-storey building housing a decent array of dinky little natural-ventilation shops selling fabric bolts, that tend to be staffed by friendly (but slick!) old men and ladies. For the likes of me, underprivileged in the fabric-major-deal-warehouse and fabric-in-thrift-shops arenas, this is as close to fabric paradise as you get. I always get that buzzy high and permanent smile in this place. But the size of my fabric stash dictates that I should resist coming here often. Difficult, considering it's only a 10-minute walk from my workplace!
Anyway, like I said, I actually had a good reason for this visit.
And as usual, I emerged within the hour with a little more than what was on my shopping list.
At least each of these has a Planned Destiny.
The one on the left is a cotton blend with a nice silky touch. I'm planning to make it into this, when it become available online -
It's #108 from the 3/2012 Burda issue that I'm too cheap to buy, since this pattern is all I want from it. I'm hoping Burda will upload it for sale, failing which I will have to dig out my Pattern Magic book and draft the pattern for myself. Save me the work, Burda!
The one in the middle is a nice spotty cotton drill that I envision as a pair of straight-cut, flat front trousers or capris. Trousers probably, since I wear those to work occasionally (I might wear them more often if they were polka dotted!). Of course I forgot that sewing trousers scares the heck out of me!
And the one on the right is a very pretty light cotton voile. I bought 4 yards of it with the dreamy image of matching dresses/playsuits for myself and my girls. That might actually become a reality, since I think matchy-matchy mother-daughter things can be cute if done properly! Maybe a playsuit for me, a sundress for the big girl, and a summery top for the little one who hasn't much hair yet?