Tuesday, March 26, 2013

That crash you hear is the sound of a broken resolution...


So there I was, dear readers, visiting my cousin for the weekend. He lives in the DC area - conveniently, about a 10 minute drive from G Street Fabrics. My last G Street trip was so successful, I thought I'd take a peek and see what they had.

I walked through the store, all smug - here I was, with a specific list of what I wanted - some sweater knits, some cream fabric for a shirt, nothing else. The prices weren't that attractive, I wasn't that tempted until...

Ahem. Erase the smugness, I'd stumbled upon the $2.95 a yard clearance tables. 

6 pieces of fabric and $35 later, I left, chastened. That's quite enough for the year, Reethi, I scolded myself. Surely, you remember the resolution? 

I commit to using 25 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also commit to buying new fabric only if I will use it up right away.

Evidently, I didn't remember the resolution, because, what else could explain today's little splurge? (The trio on the left.)

I was in Little India, I walked past a saree/fabric store that was closing, everything was on sale - and before I knew it, a navy blue satin had jumped into my hands, along with this lovely fine cotton shirting in a shade of mustard, and a yard of black dupioni that the shopkeeper offered to sell me for $12.

(Toronto readers - it's called Sonu Fabrics? - it's on Gerrard, around Coxwell. The satin and the 100% cotton was $3 a yard - the dupioni was the end of the roll, so I think I just got a really good price. The sale price per yard seemed about $20.)

So, 9 pieces of fabric in less than a week.

Atonement is possible, of course - what's life without a little forgiveness? I would like to make it all up this year. That should erase some of the badness. :)



8 comments:

Elaray said...

That $2.95 table is Ah-mazing!! I think you can be forgiven for breaking the resolution. I don't think anyone could resist that table. I know I can't.

tigergirl said...

You're not the only one - 1.5 metres at $3 a metre. In my defence, we're moving to a new house we've bought that's not as nice as the one we're moving to and needs a lot of work - there's major stress - add to that the fact that tigerboy begged me to go the the store with him to help him choose blinds ........ definately a situation that only a trip to the clearance section can even start to remedy.

Clio said...

Best post title ever! LOL.

Call me cynical about diets, but as far as I can tell almost all of them end in a major binge. ;-)

Claire S. said...

I'd love a chance to browse those 2.95 tables !

So, when's the sari shop closing - I'll be 'just around the corner' this weekend - maybe I can squeeze in a visit ? I didn't make any resolutions !!! LOL

KayoticSewing said...

Such lovely fabrics at such great price can make me forget my resolutions too... Enjoy your haul. Can't wait to see what you make out of them.

Jean C. said...

Ahhhh, seems like the Blarney stone got you.... Keep telling yourself you will use all of it this year! LoL... you probably will... but also the other pieces. Good Luck! :) It's hard when the fabric calls out to you hmmm!

Alicja said...

Hi! I just found you on Map the Sewintists! It's great to find another local who sews :) I, too, have resolutions about stash-busting, but, alas, I have broken it several times since Jan 1...oh, well!

Audrey said...

I love the $2.95 table. I was so envious when I saw your purchases. Sometimes all the table has is crap fabric and sometimes it has some gems. You hit the jackpot. You may have broken your resolution, but it was for some real bargains. The fabrics on that table are remnants from the NY cutting houses. The trucks come in from NY every Friday morning. The fabric is dumped on the floor, folded up by the staff, and put on the table. Ask me how I know. I took a series of classes at G Street every Friday for 5 weeks. There was serious additions to my fabric stash during that time.