I went into Dressew in Vancouver with a Plan. There was a list, with metreage even! Did I listen to it?
Eh, sort of.
Did I get the pants material I was supposed to? No.
Did I get knits for t-shirts? No.
Did I get sweatshirt material for another Linden? No.
this housecoat, but it's not the cotton I'd planned on. And I did get some wovens for tops (on the right pile) as well as some "drapy light-weight, dark-coloured fabric" for a friend.
The entire pile on the left was most definitely NOT part of the plan. But...it's supplex knit fabric that I've learned is great for workout gear (and difficult to locate), and I've been wanting to sew these running pants. Plus that lightweight knit at the top will make a great running top (suggestions?). I couldn't resist.
Did I mention I spent most of my time there uttering the phrase "I'm in so much trouble. I'm in SO much trouble" as I wandered about the two floors of inexpensive fabric, buttons, zippers, feathers, notions, and everything you could possible think of in a sewist-dream of a store?
Although I was pretty restrained, looking at the piles. I probably would've bought more, but between a tight timeline before I had to head to the airport (hense the lack of photos - although check out Sewaholic's post about this store here for an idea of what I was dealing with) and a very small suitcase to fit everything in, I was kept from going completely nuts! And the only thing I bought that doesn't have a plan attached is that green and pink fabric. I mean, how can you pass up a gorgeous silk-cotton blend for $5.99/m? YOU CAN'T. Don't know what I'll do with it yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something!
How's your stash doing?