Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Project: Retail Therapy

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.

Bo Derek

What a wonderful afternoon! Ana and Juana were excited and ready to go as soon as I arrived at their house. I quickly went over a few details, such as how much fabric they needed to buy (2 yards each), the fact that the price for 1 yard is on the end of each bolt, and how we would take the bolts of fabric to a person who would cut 2 yards for us. Then we piled into my car and off we went!

Once at the store, we wandered the aisles for a while, and they each fell in love with (brace yourself) - a sheer...

I had actually prepared a number of sentences ahead of time for just this situation. You know, sentences like: "That fabric is difficult to sew," and "I recommend you choose a different fabric for your first skirt."

But, you know that feeling when you see the perfect fabric? It was written all over their faces and I just couldn't say no... I guess we'll be covering french seams sooner than I had anticipated. ;)

Oh, and of course, that means that we have to line the skirts - we selected some generic polyestor lining material. Yes, I know - another pain in the neck to work with...

Ana told me that their word for "yard" is "metrica" (or something like that), not "yarda" (as my computer had told me) and I got a grin from each of them by complaining loudly, "El computadora no tiene raison!" - which means something like "It's all that stupid computer's fault!".

I dropped them back at home with the request that they wash and dry the fabric during the week, but don't cut anything out without me. (Keep your fingers crossed that the laundry part goes okay...)

Next Sunday, we cut and sew! I can't wait! :)


Meg said...

Hi Gwen! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment on the jacket I made. I love your cat.

Claire said...

It sounds like the 3 of you had a very good time at the store. Their fabric yard (metrica??) probably converts to the metric meter. But I could be wrong...happens most of the time. ;o) Sheer and a poly lining. You certainly have your work cut out for you. I'm sure it will turn out well however.