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Are there some things you keep buying over, and over, and over?
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Date: 8/1/12 10:09 AM

I keep my patterns in 3 file boxes. There are divider cards for each category: dresses, skirts, pants. Except for shirtdresses. I have a section just for shirtdresses because I have so many of them.

So why do I keep buying shirtdress patterns? They're not all that different! They either have a bodice or don't have a bodice. They either have no darts, bust darts, or darts under the bust. The buttons either go all the way to the hem, or only to the waist.

And more important, since I'm AWARE of this glut, why the heck did I just order the new Simplicity 1755 (Okay, okay, granted -- this one has RAGLAN SLEEVES...!)

And it's not just shirtdress patterns.

Often, I will go to a notions sale and be stricken with the thought that I must have a 1/2" bias tape maker. Even though I already have 2. Why don't I remember that?

And I've read posts from people who buy a fabric that they "MUST HAVE", only to later realize that they already have it in the stash!

Do you do this, too?



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Date: 8/1/12 10:37 AM

Well, I HAVE bought the same pattern twice by accident. Sigh. One problem is that I tend to be quite organized. Everything is stored properly - and by properly I mean I place it where it will live unseen for the next year, and then forget all about it because I never open that particular drawer. So I buy that notion, pattern, whatever, again. Sigh. If I left it all out and piled up and all over the place I would SEE things. Really.

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Date: 8/1/12 11:15 AM

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One problem is that ...Everything is stored properly - and by properly I mean I place it where it will live unseen for the next year,

HYS-terical!

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Date: 8/1/12 11:32 AM

I can't figure out why I have so many stretch black wovens. I suspect they have unprotected sex a lot, and they reproduce.

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Date: 8/1/12 12:28 PM

Not a sewing item, but I can never ever seem to remember if we have ketchup when I go to the grocery store. I always buy a bottle get home with it, and then realize there are three bottles already in the cabinet. I only seem to have this problem with ketchup though, lol!

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Date: 8/1/12 12:51 PM

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Not a sewing item, but I can never ever seem to remember if we have ketchup when I go to the grocery store. I always buy a bottle get home with it, and then realize there are three bottles already in the cabinet. I only seem to have this problem with ketchup though, lol!


THIS IS CLASSIC!! I too buy too much ketchup - must be like Miracle Whip, huh?

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Date: 8/1/12 1:09 PM

White condiments are evil.

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Date: 8/1/12 1:10 PM

For me it's just dress patterns in general. I don't wear dresses normally - just usually on a special occasion. I only own maybe 4 dresses. But I have way more dress patterns than anything else. I even just did a blog post about it... (And now Simplicity 1755 is on my list to get at the next sale! )

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Date: 8/1/12 1:18 PM

Tina! The Simplicity sale is NOW!

I just ordered 6 patterns; with shipping came to $28. <$5 per pattern -- delivered to my door -- is the right price for me!



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Date: 8/1/12 1:24 PM

Charmuese and challis. In all colors, prints and as wild as humanly possible.

I have a baby, I have teenagers, I have a redneck husband. Where am I gonna war these to?

ETA:Did not stop me from adding over 20 yards of it on sale, however.
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