JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

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Off to the fabric shops today, with legitimate excuse ... I discovered last night that I didn't have any black lining fabric left and needed some for my vest. Mission accomplished ... picked up 4 metres of lining (that's one thing I'll always use, so it's worth buying in quantity) at Fabricland. While waiting in line at the cutting table (it was a sale day ... it's ALWAYS a sale day at Fabricland, I suspect), I spotted, among the flashier batiks, some magenta-on-magenta tie-dyed cotton, so bought 3 metres of that, with the notion of adding a long-sleeved shirt to my wardrobe. While in line at the cash desk, had a nice chat with a woman (in her sixties) who was just learning to sew and was just thrilled by the whole fabric store experience. :-)))))

Then off to Sewing Sensations (just down the street from Fabricland and across the street from Fanny's Fabrics) because I'd decided I wanted to jazz up the magenta tie-dye a bit. This shop, because it markets to quilters and machine embroiderers, has a far wider selection of variegated sewing threads than the other fabric shops. So now have a spool of shiny blue/purple/fuschia stuff for top-stitching. :-) Also picked up the newest (to North America, anyway) issue of Australian Stitches there ... the cover story is (ATTENTION anotheranon!!!!!) a "road test" of Vogue 2556, an Issey Miyake design. (intriguing looking dress ... I may have to go pattern shopping).

Outside of all this fabric mania, got well into To Marry an English Lord, kindly loaned to me by anotheranon ... FASCINATING stuff and I plan to carry on reading as soon as I'm finished this post.

Oh, and a P.S. Something interesting spotted while flipping through Stitches to see what other yummy articles were in the issue. My Virtual Model is a site that lets you enter your measurements, etc. to create a virtual body model that can be used to see how a garment will look on you while e-shopping. A list of e-stores using the system is available onsite.

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