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Fabric shopping!

I'm going fabric shopping!

Not today, on Tuesday. Fabricland in Reading is open on Bank Holiday Tuesday, and seeing as I have no particular plans for Tuesday, and seeing as I've just printed off a 15% off discount voucher for use on the Monday or Tuesday only, I may as well go wild! So I'm planning and plotting what I need for any imminent projects and what I could go mad over.

There is stuff I need to buy for another student baladi dress, so I shall get some more of the pink lycra and make sure I add enough to make the skirt that matches the Pink Confetti.

I'm thinking of getting some plain baby pink organza to give some volume to the skirt I shall be making with nikkiraqs's kind gift from a few days back. Although, I've just pulled it out and draped it together a bit, and actually I don't know that it actually needs any more body, it could be very nice as is, but in double layers. I might get to work on that one soon, it's looking very promising!

One of the other things I received in Nikki's parcel of fabric fun was a burgundy velour glitterdot. There's only one metre of it, not enough to make a mermaid skirt by itself. So I was thinking of getting some additional velour, in a contrasting colour, which could then be used for making a bra & belt to go with the skirt. But I'm not sure about this. I could just make it a straight skirt, of course, but I'm not sure what I'd be able to wear it with. I always find burgundy is a hard colour to match. I'll see what I can find, by way of inspiration, but it may well be that this glitterdot is destined to be made into cushion covers!

I will shortly be reinstating the Pink Moratorium, on the basis that I have now got a ton of pink fabric, that I'm currently working on, and planning to be working on in the very near future, and I *will* need to go for some different colours soon! So apart from those purchases I've mentioned, I shall be refraining from buying anything in pink until I've got over it. I've got several other interesting and not-pink lycras in the stash, so I'll still have plenty to be going on with.

I may buy fabric that is completely unrelated to dance and costuming. I could use some more summer dresses and skirts.

I may splurge and buy a whole load of lycra just because I like it, and it's not Pink and hang the Stash-Guilt! They've got some fabulous foiled lycras. And meshes. Maybe something with big spots on it!

This post is brought to you by a mild personal disappointment that is being dealt with through retail therapy.

ETA - And as if to shake my fist at the Gods of Stash, I've been & gone & ordered a load more fabric online too. Take *that*, Stash-Guilt! Hmmm, maybe I was more disappointed than I thought!



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 2nd, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
I'm laughing at this because I do believe you are busting MY stash, a good bit of which went into Nikki's white elephant package at the holidays. I might have known the pink and the glitterdot would end up with you. :) Enjoy!
Jun. 2nd, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Then all I can do is thank you as heartily as I thanked Nikki!!! And if I'm busting your stash, as well as hers, and mine too, all in one outfit, then somehow it's even more worthwhile!

I'm already planning ahead for Spangly White Elephant 2012. Can't wait!
Jun. 6th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
You are very, very, very welcome. I bought the baby-pink fabric with the sparkles from Latifa, bintbeled on Bhuz, to go with a costume I've since sold. If you post over there, ask her if she recognizes it. Funny that it's amassed quite the Egyptian-dancer pedigree without ever being used. I'm happy it's looking so fabulous on you and will finally get to do some dancing! :)
Jun. 2nd, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's reassuring or depressing that retail therapy is actually cheaper than real therapy... but in this case, you get to make beautiful things with it, so everyone wins!
Jun. 3rd, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
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