kjpepper: (paint the town red)
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being back in Flatbush always makes me regret having never learned to actually sew. There's a place around the corner from me that's currently selling bridal satin and chinese brocade at $1.99/yd. It's usually at least three times that at JoAnn's. At those prices, I'm starting to see why Mom made damn near 3/4s of my wardrobe growing up. Not to mention two of my three sisters' wedding gowns.

I suppose it's never too late to learn. Aeris does need a new outfit or five.

Date: 2009-06-12 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purpura.livejournal.com
Chinese brocade for 1.99 a yard?

You can always buy me some!!! I so want some. Still, some day I'll come down to there and get some myself.

Date: 2009-06-12 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kjpepper.livejournal.com
I might get some just on general principle. I'm a sucker for brocade, and I could probably manage enough needle play for a throw pillow or something.

Date: 2009-06-12 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purpura.livejournal.com
Or, it's like you know someone who can sew! ;)

Date: 2009-06-12 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kjpepper.livejournal.com
oh speaking of which, anything going on up at the house next weekend? thinking of dropping by for a visit. Probably with cheesecake.

Date: 2009-06-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purpura.livejournal.com
20th is strawberry picking and 21st is a certain 7 year old girl's birthday party.

Date: 2009-06-12 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purpura.livejournal.com
Strawberry theme for the whole weekend - Strawberry Cheesecake?

Date: 2009-06-12 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kjpepper.livejournal.com
they have that. :D

Date: 2009-06-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] austingoddess.livejournal.com
Yeah, this! Piccies? PayPal?

Date: 2009-06-12 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karnythia.livejournal.com
I agree. I don't sew but I know people who do. And I am about to break up with pre-made pants entirely.

Date: 2009-06-13 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stefka.livejournal.com
Pardon me while I weep with envy over the fabric prices (let alone the access to a whole store worth of fabric).

And I bet you can find help with the learning how. It's not like you don't know anybody who knows ...

Date: 2009-06-16 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacockdress.livejournal.com
Sending sewing mojo your way!

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