Thursday, January 26, 2012

OK, I Do Have a New Year's Resolution...

Despite leaving comments on several blogs that I don't really have a New Year's resolution, and that I chop and change my mind so much that I would never stick to one anyway, I have discovered three weeks into the new year that I actually do have one:

"My New Year's resolution is to save as much money as I can on fabrics"

Well - I am pleased to announce that so far I am very successful in sticking to my resolution!

At the Global Fabrics sale I saved about $160 - yay!
Here's what I bought saved money on:

  • Purple peacock feather print - silk/cotton - future dress
  • Turquoise brush stroke print - silk/cotton - future dress
  • Yellow floral - 100% cotton - future sundress
  • Amythest/black print - silk tafetta - future skirt
  • Rose lace - future shell top
  • Dark brown/pink rose print - 100% cotton - future dress
Mmm...I see a lot of dresses in my future!  I can't wait to get started on the rose print one, but maybe the sundress should come first before summer leaves us.  What do you think?

By the way, I did suffer from some post-purchase guilt, so thought I better get started on something I bought in the last Global sale - here's a sneak preview:



20 comments:

  1. So in the nature of "chopping and changing" your mind, you changed your mind about having a New Year's resolution. ;)

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  2. They are lovely fabrics. I admire your resolution ;)
    I saved lots of money in that sale too.

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  3. Oh! How gorgeous! Their fabrics are so lovely, and at 30% it's a good time to buy I figure.. :)

    Looking forward to the next dress.

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  4. Amazing fabrics!
    I love the peacock one and the rose lace! :D

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  5. Spending to save money is very thrifty indeed! My husband wouldn't agree, but...

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  6. Those fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Wow, those fabrics look amazing! Such bright, pretty patterns. They're all lovely, but I was particularly admiring the yellow floral, rose print, and amethyst/black print. Great finds!

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  8. Sherry, the fabric is beautiful...but what did you buy with the money you saved????

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  9. That's too funny--a resolution that'll be hard to break! That peacock print is gorgeous. I can really see your palette in these fabrics with the rose and the amethyst.

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  10. OOh that's a GREAT resolution!!!! LOL The purple and turquoise fabrics are gorgeous!

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  11. That feather print! Those roses on the lace! What an awesome fabric haul!

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  12. I absolutely love that peacock fabric!

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  13. I love the purple peacock feathers and the blue one beside it, very pretty, your photo makes me want to go down to Global here in Wgtn and see if I can find them for myself! But it's ok, I made no such resolution to stop buying fabric ;) Just to try and use more of it from my stash so you know, got to top it up every now and again, hehe xx

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  14. Your post made me laugh out loud. My resolution is not to spend another sent on new fabric or patterns this year. I made it as I literally crammed my European purchases into an overstuffed cupboard.

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    1. Souvenirs are a totally different classification to ordinary fabric purchases ;)

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  15. Oops I meant cent...could this be a sign of wavering resolution already. Love your choices BTW.

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  16. Love your fabric choices. The rose one is particularly stunning. I made up a dress/tunic top out of the same yellow fabric last year. It is so cool to wear. You can check it out here. http://raindropsandbellyflops.blogspot.com/2011/06/vogue-8552-in-yellow.html

    Happy sewing

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    1. Thanks Bernice, it looks lovely made up! I have had my eye on this fabric for a year, and finally conceded at the sale!

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  17. Nice fabrics I love their sales, I miss Global fabrics I hope they open up here again soon...

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