Yesterday, saw the arrival of the largest fabric order I’ve ever placed! So huge was this parcel, that my colleague assumed it was for a different department. But I recognised the soft corners of brown paper bearing fabric and went over to rescue this behemoth.
You may remember me being tempted by some poly mix at the recent Textile Forum I blogged about here. There was a minimum 10-metre order. Fortunately, two Sewists came to my rescue. Elizabeth from SEWN and a new friend, Fay, offered to come in on the buy with me. I bit their hands off. Yes, please!
Out of the ten metres, I’ve bagged six metres for Gertie’s Starlet Suit, even though realistically I won’t be able to start on this until June earliest.
In the meantime, I’m sending out two metres each to my lovely mates Elizabeth and Fay. Triple Score!
But first, I had to get that brown paper parcel home on the tube. A bit of crochet and ‘South Pacific’ on my iPod kept me amused…
Gotta Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair!
Once home, I tore open the package:
And now all I need to do is cut up our shares, and send parcels on their happy way.
What I absolutely love about the process of sharing an order is the civilised way in which the three of us arrived at a consensus agreement on which colour we’d collectively order. I particularly relish the fact that this took me out of my comfort zone. Left to my own devices, it would have been red all the way. But a solid red suit? Maybe… You have to be in the mood for that statement. Teal is an equally strong colour. All I had to do was hold the (respectably heavy!) bolt to my throat, to know that I could also work this colour.
Thank you, ladies! I think this is called a slam dunk.
What about you? Have you ever shared an order or would you consider it?