What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Having Fridays off in NYC can be a beautiful thing. Shops aren’t crowded, restaurants are enjoying the calm before the weekend rush. You can get your own bench to watch a bunch of hardbodies playing soccer in the park. (Sorry dear!)

But sometimes it’s hard to crawl out of bed and get the day going. For a sewing enthusiast, nothing makes it easier than a gratuitous trip to the fabric store. So this morning I tagged along with The Photographer when he went to work, then headed for P&S.

And shopping I did!

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Now, I did have two new projects in mind.

First, Simplicity 2250:  a Cynthia Rowley dress pattern snatched up from one of my sewing club buddies.

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At first I found the stripey pattern too busy, but it’s grown on me. So when I saw this fabric for $3.99/yd, I had to go for it. (Bonus: my fabric has stretch, lest we have another unfortunate sizing incident like the BBQ dress)

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Next up: This sweet little dress from this May’s Burda magazine.

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I love the light color with neon trim, but at the end of the day, I know you can almost always see through light colored fabrics, so I’d have to line it and create a lot of extra work for myself. So I hit the sales rack and picked out these two fabrics.

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Now I just have to decide if I want a striped dress with a blue pattern or vice versa.

The other two fabrics…well I don’t have any obvious justification fit getting them, but they were just too good to pass up.

So now the questions are: Which project will she start first? Will she ditch both and do something else? Will The Photographer freak and do his own spring cleaning of the fabric hamper? You’ll have to stay tuned!