I have a bit of a fabric obsession. What I feel is my one saving quality is that when I buy fabric I buy it with a project in mind, such as I want to make a dress out of this (specifics unknown), or I want to make this specific design out of that.*** The problem is that I buy the fabric and then have to store it until I manage to get around to that project. The other problem is that I can't really "shop my stash" so to speak when I have a new project in mind. I usually have to go buy more because the rest has been spoken for. :)
At some point, I will need to invest in some muslin or something that doesn't have a project attached from the start because I am running out of odds and ends of fabric that I have been given and have been using for tests and samples.
Anyway, the fabric in the picture is one that I found online, and I liked, but before I bought it, I did come up with a plan for using it. I have a blouse design that I want to work on and this fabric seemed like it would look really nice, so I went ahead and bought what was left before it was all gone.
I bought the fabric from CaliFabrics, and I am really pleased with the service I received. When I ordered it, the website said there were 3 yards left, but I received an email from Ron the owner, saying that what they had left was actually 2.5 yards, and did I want to cancel the order or get the order adjusted for the correct number of yards. I don't think that I will need 3 yards for a blouse, but I wanted to keep the options open if I changed my mind and wanted to make a dress. I doubt that will happen now, and I am pretty sure I want to make a blouse with this, but I wanted the extra fabric anyway. So now I have yet another piece of rayon challis. (Can you tell that I really like rayon challis? I am not sure how many yards of it in various prints and colors I am storing for various purposes.)
Do you have a major fabric obsession?
And what are you a sucker for?
***I do sometimes buy extra fabric that I am not sure what I want to do with, but usually the majority of it is staked out for a specific project!
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