New Jalie Patterns Purchase
Well I pushed the ‘buy’ button on the new Jalie patterns I’ve been waiting for (the dresses and yoga pants) but wait! Buy 3 get one free! Who can resist! So into my cart went the pleated cardigan and vest and the stretch city coat. They’re supposed to ship around the 23rd, which gives me time to make the new Hot Patterns Plain and Simple relaxed T & maybe another few knit tops while I wait.
Fabricland Members Sale September 23 & New Clearance Section at Morningside & 401 Store
I resisted mightily the new clearance section at Fabricland yesterday. You see, they opened a store about 10 minutes from me in the summer. But, as with the newer stores, they don’t always have a clearance section. Yesterday there was a nice little clearance nook. I coveted a LOT of stuff. Some stretchy boiled-wool in purple (I have some similar already) , marked down to $5/m. Some wool coating with kind of a ‘scrambled roving’ on top, $5/m, I think it was originally over $40/m! (similar to the photo below, which is from Emmaonesock, but the one at Fabricland was with a black background and grey/white scrambles, I believe) navy/grey stretch t-shirting in a 3/4″ stripe – $2.50/m. Some assorted rainwear-looking fabric that was just dumped there, $10/m marked promo, with no clearance stickers. I didn’t even ask.
I was going to buy some nice looking stretch denim. It’s a lighter weight and has a distressed finish. At $10/m it’s not a bad price already, and I do get a 25% discount with my card. But they’re having a 50% members sale on the 23rd, and there was a lot on the bolt, so I might as well wait until then as I won’t be making up the pants I have planned by then. I’m planning to make a pair of Burda riding pants as inspired by the Wardrobe Contest Entry on Patternreview by Dinyadi. I also love the cargo pants, so I’ll try and make a pair of skinny jeans based on the Jalie jeans pattern with the thigh cargo pockets.
Sewingsue E-bay Store Update
I did purchase a bunch of sewing patterns from the clearance bins at Fabricland, which were just restocked with $3.99 Vogue patterns. I guess I should mention that I sell sewing patterns on E-bay, and I ship internationally. Prices may not be impressive for you North Americans who can buy patterns cheaply, but I do stock a lot of out of print ones and I do ship internationally. Yesterday I found 4 Marci Tilton patterns in larger size ranges that were quite popular with Australians when I had some in stock last summer, Here is a link to my store:
Hopefully I will get the Hotpatterns t-cut out today – I have some hard to find linen knit that was gifted to me earmarked for it, but there’s not quite as much as the pattern calls for and the layout will be a challenge.