Monday, September 3, 2012

Stash Love misstep

A short post, and a confession: I am buying one yard of fabric. Booo, hisssss...I know. But wait, please let me explain!!!

Last week, after the Kokka stash success that resulted in a new skirt for Frida, I had the impulse to make myself a skirt from a Japanese linen-cotton stashed fabric.  It struck me that Melody Miller's retro clocks would make a pretty nifty garment,  and I had one yard of clocks in orange in the stash.  Perfect! I dug up a basic skirt pattern and dived in...without much planning, as it turned out.

The result was a front piece cut followed by the realization that I didn't have enough to cut the corresponding back piece.  Oops.


oops...cut front of skirt without planning ahead

Well, today I decided to let myself off the hook and buy another yard of this fabric, despite my vow of stash fidelity. (Or maybe this is a case in which stash fidelity requires a small purchase?  I'll let you be the judge.)

Melody Miller's orange clock fabric is on sale at Pink Castle and, until the end of the day, there's also a 20% off coupon.  No, I'm not going to link the website and the coupon because I am not going to be an enabler! Jeesh. My transgression is my own burden to bear -- go ahead and be virtuous today, without me!

I'll be back on the wagon tomorrow.

And shortly after that I will also be clad in a very cool skirt.  See you on the other side.

5 comments:

Issabella The Cat said...

That fabric with that discount....Yup I'd have fallen off the wagon too! Can't wait to see the skirt :)

Tong said...

Hahaha! There is nothing wrong with buying fabric for a specific project, especially a project that's already started. And thank you for not being an enabler, I've been trying hard not buying any new fabrics too, and so far, it's been good. But we'll see how long that lasts... I'm thinking of Chicopee and longing...

Archie the wonder dog said...

I think you'll be forgiven ;o)

Nic said...

That sounds like a very forgivable transgression. Warranted, even

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOoh I think in this instance we can let this one slide, after all, who wouldn't break the rules to have a skirt respendant with clocks, bestill my beating heart!