|notions and patterns|
|mostly silks, some kimono fabrics and some rayons along with silky polys|
The major disappointment I had yesterday was that so few young women would know about this amazing sale. There's a topic on Patternreview right now among beginners and the lessons they would offer to other beginner sewers. One repeating theme is that you should buy quality tools and fabrics. That's hard advice to take in tough economic times. It's also difficult advice to take when you a beginner and don't know if this "sewing thing" is going to really be enjoyable for you. I spent many years buying junky cheap fabric because I doubted my abilities. Turns out I didn't know how to fit myself and once I really understood that, my sewing took off....but I had wasted time and money until then. A sale like this one could outfit MANY beginning sewers with the supplies and fabrics to really make a difference in their results. What a shame that they either don't belong to ASG or don't take advantage of learning from the older generation around them. This woman obviously was a wonderful seamstress and her sewing estate will continue to be a gift to the future. I was cheered to hear that the unsold collection will most likely be donated to the vo-tech sewing program or the 4-H sewers. I want the same to happen to my unused collection so that others can experience the creativity and friendships that fashion sewing provides me. SO what will happen to your stash?