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Date: 10/26/13 5:09 PM

I was thinking of making a cape, and wanted to find an interesting jewel-toned green coating material to make it from. Well, I went to Paron yesterday and FOUND the material I want, but it's $33 per yard. And I need three yards, plus whatever material I choose for lining, plus buttons.

I wish I could justify the expense, but I don't think I can. I guess I keep on looking!

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Date: 10/26/13 5:27 PM

How annoying. Even worse than when you can't find the fabric you have in your head.

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Date: 10/26/13 5:32 PM

Yeah. Though I just saw that Paron is running a very generous Groupon right now . . .

I don't have much of a stash, so I've been having trouble pulling together matched fabrics that I like. I choose a color palate (for example) and then go out and find that those colors are not particularly in fashion right now and I can't find what I had in mind!

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Date: 10/26/13 5:33 PM

Keep your eye on Groupon. Just recently there was a deal for Paron-$20 for $40 worth of fabric, or $40 for $100. Good for 6 months. They may have another deal in the future.

Of course, I succumbed.

ETA posted this a minute late.
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Date: 10/26/13 5:36 PM

I just saw it, and I succumbed, too! I guess I'll be able to make my cape, or something else out of similarly nice fabric!

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Date: 10/26/13 5:57 PM

Can't wait to see your cape. No one said sewing is not expensive The point is to end up with something you want and love.

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Date: 10/26/13 6:17 PM

LOL, I had hoped to *save* money . . .

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Date: 10/26/13 7:08 PM

You'll have to share a picture of your fabric when you get your hands on it. There's a cape thread in the Fashion Trends forum, I'm planning to make a capelet as soon as my pattern from Australia arrives.

I'd like to think I'm saving money... My wool and silk yardages will be about $35 and (in my head) my finished project should cost at least $300 at retail. Gotta love sewer's math.

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Date: 10/26/13 7:57 PM

LOL, I do. I will have to remind myself that when I go to the garment district and buy own fabric I am much more likely to buy pure wool or other natural fibers than I am when I go to . . . well, Marshalls.

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Date: 10/26/13 8:10 PM

So true. We get better fabric than ready to wear. And we DO save money because that couture cape would cost quite a bit

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