I finally have come to a decision that I’ve got to make at least one New Year’s resolution in January 2018.
You see there aren’t many fabric shops local to me that have a wide and varied choice of fabrics. Well there is one. It’s in the local indoor market and that lady stocks the most amazing fabrics that I’ve ever seen. The only problem is that having only this you got my sewjo back after 20 years of barren sewing grieved me to pay £10 a metre for the fabric. At least until recently that’s what I felt like but I’m beginning to change my view on what spending this amount of money.
The reason for this is that since I started sewing I’ve been looking further afield online and other shops for fabrics, especially cheaper ones. And over the course of the year I have purchased at least 50 plus metres of fabric. And I can put my hand on my heart and say that when they arrived my heart sank for at least half of them.
The colour wasn’t like the photo image, the fabric was too flimsy, too shiny, too thick, had no ‘body’ for what I planned to use it or the pattern was way too large!
Get a sample Swatch I hear you cry. In a perfect world it would be a sensible idea but the thought of waiting a week to get the Swatch then another week to get the fabric (should I like it) means that by the time the ingredients are finally gathered together I’ve lost the interest to make the said item. Not to mention the extra postage costs in doubling up the process.
And when I think of the amount of money spent on those ‘not as nice as I thought’ lengths of fabric I think to myself I’d have been better off shopping local, paying more and getting the fabric I really like.