Just yesterday, on my way to work, I gave myself a Serious Talking To.
About how I have way more fabric than I can possibly sew in any reasonable amount of time.
About how I'm plain out of fabric storage space.
About how I need to trim expenses from the budget.
Yes, I believed. I could go without adding to the stash.
Now, that's not 'go without buying fabric'...because I was totally ok with purchasing something to be made immediately into a garment that was needed. But buying something for the stash...just because I liked it...yeah, I could hold off.
You know what happened, don't you?
I got an email from fabricdotcom this morning, with a sale. I clicked through, and found that one of the fabrics on sale is Sensuade. Now, about 8 years ago I bought a piece of lightweight black faux suede at Hancock's and have used it for trimming on a couple of jackets. It didn't ravel, it stretched slightly, and it was WONDERFUL. I have been looking in vain for more for the last couple of years. When I saw 'premium suede that will not ravel when cut,' I knew I'd found my, um, really nice grail. Specially at $9.99/yard...I think I paid $15.99/yd for the 3/4 yard piece I got way back when.
So much for not stashing.
They had listed that there were 8 yards of black left; I got an order off quick for 2 yards of it.
And, since I had been bemoaning my lack of not-sweatsuit-looking knit pants, I got some black Poly-rayon-spandex double knit so I have some pants that I can wear to the chiropractor, to physical therapy (if I have to do that again) or even just doing the back exercises at home without looking like I'm a complete slob.
That put me within $4 of free shipping, so you know I couldn't leave it at that. I have some woven shirt patterns I want to try, so I looked through the shirtings and fell in love with a vivid plaid
That was well enough for free shipping; I checked out quick before I got any more.
So, if I squeaked in before the black suede sold out, I've got 8 yards on the way.
I'm telling myself it's a little treat to make up for missing the Expo. And, since I've already sewn almost 18 yards up so far this year, I *technically* haven't added to the stash.
Right? Right??? ;)
Crossing my fingers that there was still some black left... ;)