I stopped by a local chain fabric store to pick up one thing. One piece of red satin. Just one piece. Maybe a 1/2 metre or maybe a full depending on the cost. Fabric in Canada tends to be expensive. You can find the fabric in the states for $9.50/yd and the same fabric here is $18/metre. A metre isn’t THAT much bigger than a yard. So when I shop in store for fabric in Canada I tend not to buy much unless there is a sale. A really good sale. Today there were some great sales. The satin that I wanted was $4/metre which is a huge score! Then I found this stuff.
All 3 of these were calling my name. At $4/m how could I say no? The only problem is they are polyester. Do people still use polyester? I’m so use to cotton that I have no clue how to use these! I’m thinking scarves. Will they be too hot?
I love these little stars and circles! I’m pretty sure I’m going to do the scarf idea. Will I sweat to death in a polyester scarf? Please school me in the ways of non natural fibres. I understand a poly/cotton blend but straight polyester makes me think of bowling shirts and my uncles old shirts from the 70s that I
stole borrowed from the cottage.
GIANT HOUNDSTOOTH! Each tooth is the size of my hand! I’m quite smitten with these 3 fabrics but I’m soooooo intimidated by their silky, billowiness that I must some how control while I sew. My fingers ache with the threat of many pin pricks in my near future. Any great tips out there?