In Which She Scores Something She's Been Looking For For Ages...
I have fallen off of Fabric Mart's mailing list. I'm not sure why, but I have.
Which may actually be a good thing.
But somehow I happened to just wander by last week...you know, just to see if anything was on sale.
And, wow, I hit gold.
See, I've been wanting to add an Ei1een Fisher-esque long black linen cardigan to my wardrobe for ages. Found an actual EF cardi in my size on a serious sale at a local department store a year or two ago...and it was still something like $120. Just. Couldn't. Do. It.
But linen knit is not easy to come by. And, when I've ordered in the past, it's been floaty and fluffy and not the nice heavy drape of the fabric used in those pricey cardigans.
And then came the sudden urge to just have a peek at Fabric Mart's page last week.
On the deep, double discount page were linen knits. One of them was black. It was only 42" wide, so I'd need two cardi lengths, plus sleeves, but the price was only $7.50/yard. Even if it wasn't *quite* the same, it was worth a shot.
And, of course, fabric HATES to travel alone, so I found a couple of other pieces to keep it company...and bring down the shipping price per yard.
The package arrived today:
And they're all generously cut. I almost wish I'd ordered the linen in additional colors...but, well, that really was enough of a splurge.
I'm still wanting to sew my '2017 SWAP' wardrobe...it probably won't look like the original plan I made back in January, but I really need to get some stuff put together. Meantime, I've been chipping away at the UFO list...another one down this week. Something I *could* wear for choir...that helps...lol.