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:

V8476
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


V8468
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.


V2975
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!

3 comments:

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 http://www.menya.com.au/... 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! ;)