I bought three meters each of this linen rayon blend for $7.00 per meter. It was stiff and starchy before washing and is soft and drapey after.
There was only 1.4 meters of the stable blue knit left for $3.00 per meter. The wool blend suiting was in the bargain center which was an additional 50% off making it $1.50 a meter.
AND... some more silk dupioni. The previous bargain center price was great but at $2.50 a meter, I bought every color left that I hadn't already bought except for gold and lilac. I can't see myself using either of those and opted to leave them at the store. I already have black, silver, fuchsia, a gold check, and a black/silver stripe and now these three. I think - LOL - that's enough.
When I got to the cashier, she asked me about my trip to Oregon and how much fabric I'd bought then. When I told her, she said you better go home and sew this stuff up. Hmm... why is that always the response as if we have to sew that fabric. If you collect salt shakers, do you have to use them? What about wine? I told her this is a collection, you don't open that bottle of wine. It'll get sewn when and if it gets sewn. Fabric is my salt shaker and wine.
The jacket isn't finished yet. I'm waiting for an answer about sewing on the knot buttons with snaps underneath. The facing is interfaced but I may need to add a small square below each button since the fabric is light-weight and pulls easily. With a button on top and a snap underneath, that seems prudent. I have a curved upholstery needle that should make sewing both on much easier.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - Happy Canada Day ! ! ! !
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