It is an unfortunate circumstance, that no matter how addicted one is to sewing, it does not always come first. Due to other activities unreasonably consuming my time, there has been no sewing here, (the emergency school trousers repair does not count). This is very bad for me, and I am quite sure that my family would really like me to spend a lot of time in my sewing room this weekend. Fortunately, even when dashing about doing work and family things, one can always purchase fabric. I spent 15 minutes in The Fabric Store in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)last Wednesday. It would have been 45 minutes, but they decided last Monday that they would be closing at 5pm from now on,instead of 5.30pm. This was undoubtedly very good for my wallet. I bought nearly only what I had planned - the papercut leggings pattern, and fabric to make winter running tights from the pattern.
The fabric is nylon backed merino, and not as dark as I would like,but due no doubt to the 30% sale going on, the stock was rather limited.
The other fabric is a rather pretty silk remnant that might be a scarf one day.Isn't it nicely packaged?
During the Brisbane trip my daughter tried on some clothes in Cue. She was very taken with a jacquard shallow box pleated skirt, but not the $195 price, which is rather out of her budget.
We dashed over to Indooropilly, and spent another 15 minutes in Ewan Gardam Fabrics, fortuitously located only 3 blocks from the train station, finding this cotton denim, nothing like the jacquard, but with a similar hand.
I have high hopes that she may sew herself the skirt. Someone should use the sewing machine or it will get lonely.