This is something I have been meaning to post about for quite some time now and just had not found the time. Well I am making the time. So, a few weeks ago I found out I was losing my job. Our shop was closing it's doors. While we all expected it was coming it was still pretty hard since over the last 7 months I have grown to really enjoy my job and everyone there. That was a first! Since the shop was closing my boss said we could have free reign on the scrap fabrics! I think that my partner in crime, Jenn, and I had big glossy anime eyes upon hearing this! This was a bad bad bad thing to hear being the fabric hoarders that we are! I don't know exactly how much fabric she left with but I do know it took me 3 days to completely go through everything and tally up my yardage. I brought home 162.75 yards! So much for my one and only goal this year of using more than I am bringing in. Granted there was about 25-30 yards of fabric that I took so I can donate it to Ball State's fashion department. I scored some fantastic pieces that I am excited about using in the future. I also took home one of the reusable Jo-Ann's totes full of sample swatches that are the perfect size for bows and a second tote filled with binding straps and trims for the bows. I will definitely be able to fill my Etsy shop with some amazing bows now!
In the end I had to purchase 4 new 66 gallon Rubbermaid tubs to store all of this new fabric. And those are just for the knits! I was able to cram the wovens in with the rest of my fabric stash. I feel like maybe a destashing will have to take place before our garage sale fundraiser.
One of the fabrics I got is 3.5 yards this 4 way stretch spandex with sequins. Instantly I thought of doing a maxi dress with it. McCall's 6073 to be exact. I had made the short version of this dress for a friend a couple of summers ago and remember it being quite easy. What do you all think? Is this print going to be to crazy busy for a maxi? Or should I go with my gut and make the maxi?