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Date: 5/19/12 7:43 AM

For me, and I suspect for many others, there are long periods of time (style years) where there is nothing much I am attracted to. The patterns and fabrics offerings are just not appealing to me, or not fit for what I can wear, or something. Then "POP" all of the sudden I just don't have enough $$ to get all that I see that I want. This spring is one of those pop times for me. (Which has been sneaking up on me for a couple of years now). But there are just too many wonderful patterns and fantastic fabrics to be able to get them all. I am so glad that the fashion is steering away from blouses and shirts that were just too too close fitting for me, and now thankfully the ones that are very very loose have been given some great styling, and are not just bags. But, my poor pocketbook, not to mention the very real disappointment, when I realize that I just cannot get all the wonderful prints that are now available.

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Date: 5/20/12 3:18 AM

I agree with you. I haven't bought any clothes for years because I didn't like the styles and now I'm loving them. Still not buying though, because I've been turned into a sewer.

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Date: 5/20/12 11:10 AM

Me too!!! I am just thrilled with the new stuff. For me anyway I think shows like Fashion Star have jump started the design ideas. I think we are living in an age where everything goes...there is no real current "fashion" to be stuck to. Comfy does not mean sweats and a T-shirt anymore. So good...feel like I've just been released from prison!

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Date: 5/20/12 12:51 PM

I have noticed an increase in one of my favorite types of fabric (and one that has been scarce for at least a decade): floral cotton knits with delicate, complex prints, like this one.

This probably reflects the cost of producing such a fine product, and I'm betting that the availability of these knits once again reflects an improving economy.

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Date: 5/20/12 1:16 PM

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For me, and I suspect for many others, there are long periods of time (style years) where there is nothing much I am attracted to. The patterns and fabrics offerings are just not appealing to me, or not fit for what I can wear, or something. Then "POP" all of the sudden I just don't have enough $$ to get all that I see that I want. This spring is one of those pop times for me.


Oh yes, I can so relate to that!

The other one is finding a pattern I adore and then wanting to make zillions of items from it using different colours/fabrics...

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Date: 5/21/12 4:42 AM

Cathryn R. Love that print! I'm going shopping now! Things are even worse here in Australia, presumably because of our distance from the rest of you and much smaller population. None of my local stores have any floral prints in decent quality fabrics - none. We can buy good quality stripes at certain select stores, but florals are so nice for a change. We have to buy over the internet, which sometimes leads to surprises but mostly is fine.
Good topic.

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Date: 5/21/12 10:23 AM

I made a nightgown with that print 3 or so years ago. I got it with a kit I bought at Jan Bones Nighty class.

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Date: 5/21/12 11:35 AM

How cool, Michelle! Has the fabric behaved well for you?

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