Well, Stein and I leave for vacation in about a week. Even better, I am off work as of this Friday…for 2 whole weeks (and 3 days…but who’s counting?).
I gave myself a mini sew-cation of about 4 days prior to us flying out to California. I would like to complete my green eyelet midi-skirt before I leave. And do a bit of spring cleaning in my sewing room so I know what I need in fabrics and notions while I am in the US. Honestly I don’t really NEED a lot as I have enough projects to hold me for a year, at least. That being said, since we are going to the LA Fashion District, which has MANY fabric stores, and I plan to only buy what I love and only fabric that is unique. Spend a bit more for good quality. After sewing with Liberty cotton I am a little spoiled… I have too much cheap fabric that just doesn’t last very long. So disappointing after spending the time to sew with it. (This dress is now written off due to cheap fabric and poor seam finishing.)
Early last week I stopped at Fabricland for some broadcloth to underline my eyelet lace. I saw this gold coated stretch denim in the discount section.
I left without buying it but keep dreaming up ideas for it. I was thinking Tanit-Isis could whip this up into something so cool, but me?! On the ride home Stein said it would make a pretty awesome denim skirt. Since our city has a gaudy Western celebration every summer I know nothing is too over-the-top.
So I went back and bought it. By this time the discount section had an additional 40% off so I got it for $3 per metre. Looking forward to making something super tacky with this stuff!
My TV Fast is going well. I have been TV free for almost 2 weeks. My head is quieter and I feel less anxious. I am also sleeping better. I just miss TV on the weekends. I haven’t included movies in my fast since that is our fave Friday night activity. I did watch “20 Feet From Stardom” which is fabulous. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary and is about back-up singers from the 60s down to today. Fascinating! Especially the story behind Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones.
Have you had to toss a handmade item because the fabric frayed? Do you buy cheap fabric? Better quality? Or a mix?
Also, what would you make with 2.5 metres of gold-coated stretch denim?