Monday, May 3, 2010

When to Know When to Stop

I think I have a major addiction. Patterns. I have more things in my to do box than I seem to have time for. I keep looking at the red dress, all the pattern pieces are cut I just have to start sewing but with my graduation less than six days away, more pressing things are at hand like papers.

Ultimately I am completely broke and since graduation is on Saturday there is no more financial aid. It is time to STOP buying fabric, thrift and patterns and just make do with what ever I have got. It was incredibly hard to pass up such a good sale and I promise I won't use this rational again until I am gainfully employed.

As I posted on Sew Retro, there was a three day sale last week with Vogue, McCalls and Butterick patterns. Vogue and Butterick was only 3.99 each and McCalls was only 1.99. Thus the unnecessary necessary buying spree.
But look at them! Five vintage vogue patterns, two very cute dresses and a stand alone jacket. I am in love just not with my pocket book. But hey $40 for 8 new patterns isn't bad... is it?


Camelia Crinoline said...

I did the exact same thing about a month ago. In fact in my shopping spree I bought 3 of the Vintage Vogues you've got there. It's impossible to pass on buying them for $3.99. Just think of all the money you saved by buying them on sale instead of at full price.

Original Mischief said...

:( <<< me sulking because I missed it. Well, I didn't miss it. I couldn't afford it. *sniff* Next year. (not to McCalls: Pleeeeease have the sale next year). Monique

Original Mischief said...

Ugh! Typewriter fingers. NotE to McCalls...

I BLEED PINK said...

I have the same addiction! I love getting patterns, I am actually enjoying it more than buying real clothes...LOL. I have all of the patterns you purchased. I can't wait to see what you make!

Pattern Junkie said...

If you figure out HOW to stop, let me know -- I have the same problem! I BLEED PINK, I'm the same way -- I enjoy buying patterns more than clothes. Now if I'd just get around to sewing them up!

Holly, congrats on graduating!!

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