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Wednesday, October 10

So, my mom arrived yesterday and what do you know? She made me take her fabric shopping. Rachel and Mela were going to Walthamstow market to look for some knit, and when I told my mom about it, she said she wanted to go to "that cheap market".

If you have ever thought I loved fabric shopping, know that my inability to stay away from fabric is nothing compared to this woman's. Here she is going for what she hopes to make a skirt with.


And here with Rachel and Mela



I'm sure I must have mentioned my mom's ability to psyche me into giving her my sewing related stuff. Last time she made me part with my overlocker. This time she is angling for my sewing patterns. She spent last night going through my stash, and selected what she wanted...the nerve! She's got it all packed in a suitcase, and is waiting to select some more. Now, I know I want to stash bust, but this, is pure thievery. 

I think it is worth mentioning at this point that saying "No" to my mom, is an invitation for a history lesson. Oh yes! If I ever feel the need to know my history from when I was conceived, till that very minute, passing by the Dior shoes she gave me for my wedding, all I have to do, is refuse to give her something of mine that she wants. So, I had to be crafty. I told her I was really broke now, and I am not working, and I don't know if I will EVER see these same patterns again. After much blackmail ( on both sides), we came to a pretty good conclusion. So, for every pattern she wants, I will trace my size off, and she will sew it up for me, and her payment will be the pattern. Genius right? Yes I know, I'm clever like that.



I am now looking forward to a few months of luxury, with my mom sewing for me. Oh the life I lead sometimes.

39 comments:

  1. Now that's what I call bargaining!! I bet you can't wait for your 'personal' seamstress to start making ;)

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  2. Wow, you definitely ended up with the better end of the deal Dibs! I look forward to seeing what your mum makes you now!

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    1. I'm still trying to think of what I want her to make for me. decisions decisions

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  3. Holy cow! What a deal! If I'm ever in legal trouble, I want you representing me in court!

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    1. Ahem Sonja, I should at this point say I will not be liable if you end up in jail. lol

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  4. What a deal Dibs! And how beautiful is your mom!

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    1. Thanks Candice. I'll be sure to tell her that. She likes to remind me of her beauty sometimes. lol

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  5. Bwah ha ha! What a deal!I do believe you have won this round :D

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    1. hahhahahaha. Love the evil laugh. Yes, I do believe I have won it too.

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  6. What! I think having a sewing Mom contend for your patterns is so cute!

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    1. Not when I have to part with some of my OOP patterns which are hard to find

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  7. What? You're telling me you convinced your mother to sew all those patterns for you? Clever doesn’t even begin to cover it - you’re brilliant! Enjoy your visit with your mom.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I am hoping of course, that she does not sew alot. That only means I get to keep my fabric.

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  8. Some impressive bargaining skills there, for SURE! Nice work ;)

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    1. thanks Poppykettle. It took a lot of time to get my little bargain . lol

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  9. Nice! If I hit the 99 cent pattern sale at Joann Fabrics and send the patterns to your mom do you think she'd make me a bunch of clothes too? I'm willing to be adopted.

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    1. hahahhahahahhahaha. I will actually pay you to become her daughter, just so I can have some air to breathe.

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  10. Cunning! I have the reverse situation, only my Mum is so willing to offload her stash onto me that I not only acquired an overlocker but a dress form as well. Three cheers for sewing Mums!

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    1. Oh no. Why could my mom not offload her stuff to me like that? I'm quite jealous now. The good thing about her sewing is that she can make stuff for me. yay!

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  11. Superb bargainning skills, and your post is so funny. My mum only steals jumpers and cardigans I have just knitted for myself ;) I am very glad that she is too slim to want my clothes!

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    1. hahahahaha. It gets worse, we wear the same shoe size too. so I have hidden all the shoes I hold dear to heart.

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  12. That Vogue coat ppattern is OOP and hard to find now. Plus, what does she want to do with such a coat back in Cameroon? Oh well, if she promises to make you your own, let it go then lol Your mom looks so young, at heart too. Wish you a lot of fun in the next few months!

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    1. hahahahaha. That is exactly what I asked her. She said she will leave the coat here for when she comes next. Then she plans on making it in a lighter fabric, as a dress. I have not seen any finished project of that coat actually.

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  13. Your mom put your shopping to shame! She's a no-limit fabric-shopping soldier! It was so nice to meet her.

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    1. Ha. She wants to go back for more. I'm not even laughing at the moment.

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  14. It was so lovely meeting your mom yesterday and you are so lucky to have your patterns made for you..

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    1. She is still talking about that cake.

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    2. I cannot even send the recipe as I invented on the day... I'm sure I can make different ones

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  15. What a sweet deal! Well played!! ;) Did your Mum buy the lovely pale pink/peach fabric in the first photo?

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    1. Yes she did. She took all of it. My poor house, overstuffed with fabric as it already is, is literally bursting now.

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  16. That is genius! All the joy of unique clothes and none of the effort to make them. What will you do with your free time?

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    1. I'm at a loss myself. I am starting to feel guilty, and MIGHT consider sewing for Noah

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  17. If she takes/borrows/steals any BMV patterns that you can't live without, let me know and I can grab some for you when they have a sale. Keep this in mind, it won't hurt so much. 8-)

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    1. Thanks Elle. She has been gunning mostly for the Vogues. I think she is just too excited because we don't have them in Cameroon. I think I should do an inventory, lest any patterns magically disappear. lol

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    2. Tell your Mom she has good taste. I prefer Vogue too.

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  18. That's what I call cheap shopping and without the hassles of getting to the shops :D Enjoy your time spent with your Mum!

    Dibs, I have a blog award for you. If you aren't into blog awards please don't feel obliged.

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  19. Indeed, you came out to a genius solution :-D You're lucky to have a mom who sews, even if it involves building strategies

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