I was going to title this "Confessions of an Idiot:," but Claire used this title earlier this week, and I thought it sounded less insulting to me.
I was unable to stand up and sew for many months, so lost any motivation to do much of anything. When Gaylen found that Daisy Lace dress, the inspiration for last week's green lace dress, I decided that I found something I could put my mind to. I made the green lace dress as the first test for this design, then started on a 14 yard long piece of eyelet, cutting out a dress in the same design as the green lace one. But somewhere along the way, I got distracted. I made two summer dresses from the eyelet, without finishing the long sleeved one, and then my dearly beloved suggested that I should find more lace and make more dresses like the green one. Does a husband have to twice tell his wife to spend some money on something she wants? I think not.
Now comes the idiot part. I bought some stretch lace fabrics from one fabric website.
They also had some knits I had to have, along with a yard of linen for a skirt, an orange burnout that's really too orange for me, and a black patterned cotton that will be something, maybe a dress.
There were also some nice chiffons. The knits and chiffons were clearance pieces, so I was "forced" to take all 7 yards of the paisley, for example, and 4 yards of the red with the ribbon design. I hate when that happens.
The total of all of those was around 40 yards. How dumb am I?
But wait. There's more. Gaylen's friend Carolyn swears by another website which has nice fabrics, although their selection isn't as extensive as the first place I went. They do have excellent prices, especially if you're willing to buy clearance at the end of the season. I was. They had these nice stretch velours, which they suggested for warmup suits. Excuse me? Do I look like a warmup suit kind of girl?
The 8 yards of burgundy at the bottom is for a new winter dressing gown. All of the other colors (below the yellow) are 3 yards each. Seems like they'd be just right for princess seamed dresses along about November. The top piece is a blue floral that I loved, and the second one down is a butter colored crepe that was on clearance for only $1 per yard. 4 yards came to my house. I'm thinking that goes under the shears today.
And since I spent over $75, they gave me 10 free yards of fabric. Not a bad selection, either: a brown velour, a grey microsuede, a plaid and a hot pink for skirts, and 3 yards of a navy crepe.
Total from there: about 50 yards. Like I said, I'm an idiot. On the other hand, all of this (90 yards) only cost me $250, and my fabric is now so out of control that I'll be a good girl and not buy any more for a while.
And what does Thor think of this?
He and his lobster are not impressed.