… is that there was a sale – a full-blown Member’s sale of 50% of anything in the store…. yep…. that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
I went to my local Fabricland on Friday last week to see what was available and for how much. Well, actually, I was in there the Friday before that looking for some trenchcoating, and the clerk whispered, “There’s a 50% off member’s only sale next week: November 26, 27, and 28th.” O, golly, said me. I guess I’ll just come back next week!
So I did, and here’s the new additions to my project list.
On the right is a very heavy poly satin, which cost me all of $20 for the yardage to make this intriguing little number by Guy Laroche.
On the left is upholstery fabric which I’m hoping to make up into a Cavalli-inspired lynx-trimmed number. Here’s my inspiration:
I have to say, the minute I saw this coat, I ripped the page out of Vogue’s September 2010 issue and put it into my “inspiration” notebook. I just loved the embroidered look with the contrasting fur. Never mind that the “price-on-request” couture version (you KNOW you can’t afford it if you have to ask, dahling!) in the picture is actually fully lynx-lined. I found this smaller picture of the $5,000 RTW version, that just has the lynx trim on the collar and cuffs.
I’ve been keeping my eye on ebay – a great place for vintage and second-hand furs if your local thrift shop doesn’t have any.
Next on my newly-acquired project list is a taffeta shirt made of this crinkle bronze-coloured taffeta to go with an iridescent purple taffeta skirt made in pre-blogging days. We play dress-up for Christmas at my house.
Next we have a woven paisley number, which I’m thinking will do very nicely for a second go at Burda 09-2010-111. We’ll see how the blouse sews up in a non-stretchy fabric.
Then, when I had paid for my purchases, I noticed this lying on a table on my way out the door.
Umm…. what can I say? How could I possibly resist sequined silk chiffon? And it’s heavy! I only wanted 1 metre for a tank top, but then there was this pathetic little amount of 60 cm left. So, after some haggling (!!!) I got the “leftovers” for $20.
Tell me, dear reader, do you “punish” yourself with new ideas and projects before you’ve finished the already 35,000 that are on your to-do list? Do tell!