Monday, 30 March 2009

3 for 1

So there I was, wandering down the street after having a fantastic sushi lunch at Makoto (highly recommended!), when I saw a familiar name on a sign. Tessuti Fabrics! I had no idea where they were located, but have been following Colette's blog for awhile now, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Tessuti has some gorgeous fabrics but a sign saying 'Vogue Patterns - Buy 1 Get 2 Free' caught my eye. I thought it was a misprint since most places have half price sales at the best of times, but I was happily proven wrong. I had a couple of patterns in mind to buy that I had been uhmming and ahhing about, but with the discount it seemed silly not to take advantage and maybe even by 6 for the price of 2!

Unfortunately, it was not to be. Out of the 8 patterns I selected, only 2 were available! I picked another 4 and got lucky with 1 of them, so I walked away with the following:

Standard: Very Easy

This is a cute button down shirt that I have been eyeing for awhile. I think I would get most use out of the short sleeved version

Standard: Very Easy

This retro-looking A-line dress with short or mid-length sleeves really appeals to me - I can see it looking great for summer and winter, depending on the materials used to make it up.

Standard: Average

This is a 'wardrobe' pattern, meaning that although it is a little more expensive, it comes with patterns for a jacket, top, dress, skirt and pants. I am planning on ignoring the jacket for now - I think that is the item that has upgraded the level of difficulty to Average - and am going to try my hand at making the pleated top. If the pattern isn't too complicated, I'll have a go at the trousers as well.

What do you think I should make up first? I am currently leaning towards the A-line dress. More planning required for materials as well I suspect, but I need to check my stash at home first.

I might do a call around at the other stores to see if the other patterns I wanted are available in convenient locations (i.e. near me!). I've been hoarding patterns already, but this is such a good deal that I can't help myself.

Wish me luck!


Frannie said...

aaah makoto... at first, i thought, huh? there's a makoto in melb? but then i realised u were in sydney..

u know i used to travel to chatswood twice a week for work?

have u gone to pig out at the fish market yet?

if you have time, go to menya ramen bar me and mr wong ruv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, off the rails here.. nice patterns! make me a puff sleeve shirt thanks haha

RavenRant said...

I say make the top, more useful for winter atm.

SuBoo said...

Thanks for the comment RavenRant! Frannie, I think I will have to try making myself one first! ;)