All I really wanted was some bottom weight fabric that wasn't expensive but nice enough to wear as shorts if they turned out and not black so the wrinkles will photograph for feedback. I was working on the pants blocker last night and I think it's looking okay. But the few bottom weight fabric I have are either not something I would wear as shorts or I would be upset if it turned into a wadder. I knew I could make a little detour today on my way home and find something suitable.
Little did I know they would have an incredible selection of cotton sateen and other fabrics that were at least 40% off. Such hard decisions had to be made. Really hard.
In the end, I bought a bathing suit fabric that is on the far left in the picture. It's a panel piece, mostly black with a big, bright blue swirl 4 times over the 90cm (1 yd) piece.
|With a pencil crayon (I mean, coloured pencil) for perspective.|
Next is the red cotton twill I bought to test out the pants blocker. I think it could be fun summer shorts, possibly a skirt depending on what is left. I bought 2m, 40% off, $11/m marked to $6.6/m.
And the 97% cotton 3% spandex sateen... There were soooo many prints I was drooling over, I'm sure I'll end up buying another print if I went back. This one is pretty vibrant, I thought of my inner Oona and tried not to fear the colour. It could be great with black details to tone it down. That was 50% off too, started at $18/m I paid $9/m for two metres.
Last but not least was the end piece of cotton (it is from the "Madras Collection" for those of you with Fabricland nearby). It's 100% cotton except for the metallic thread running through, very similar to what I've ear marked for my pj's (although my pj print doesn't have the metallic threads). After realizing the state of my summer pj's and the interest to try out a few different styles, at $3/m it could be handy. I got the last metre on the bolt.
I do shop faster than I sew, don't I? This is why I have not been into Fabricland for a while, I get into trouble every single time.