I got fabric needed to coordinate with two pieces in my very small stash
The orange print piece was in danger of becoming a permanent Old Maid. I bought it in NYC last summer with a piece of wool. The colors worked together, but the print is sheer and summery and, for me, didn’t work with wool pants. So I bought the orange cotton to use as an underlining for the dress pictured (BWOF 05/2005 #133).
The solid green was an impulse purchase from JoAnn. I bought the batik to coordinate with that for a basic shirt and pants outfit for work (BWOF 03/2007 #128 & #130A).
Karen was good luck for me. Usually when I have something specific in mind, I don’t find it and I end up disappointed. But this trip was very successful. We both had our swatches and found what we were looking for. Sometimes, I like to have a fellow sewer along to validate (or veto) my decisions. I stayed within my budget and I have two new “assembly required” outfits. Including these purchases, I have enough fabric to keep me busy throughout the summer.
Thanks, Karen! It was fun!