I was still on the prowl for floral sweatshirt fleece. I needed that floral in my life. I had gone for floral polar fleece and floral ponte de roma, but it just wasn’t cutting it. Even though I love those sweatshirts, I should have just saved my money for something really good. I found Liberty sweatshirt fleece, but it’s $30 a yard. Seriously? There was no way I could rationalize purchasing that. After searching around I found some gorgeous vintage, watercolor floral sweatshirt fleece (there’s still one yard left!) on etsy. I love the print better than any other fabric I’d found. I took a risk and waited to see if I loved it a couple of weeks later. I did! So after doing an extra alterations job, I used that money to buy the fabric. It came out to $30 for two yards which is way more expensive that I like to pay, but I really love the fabric. I used the fabric to make some Hudson Pants which is one of my very favorite patterns.
I have worn these every single week since making them because I love them so much. They are comfortable but so cute and trendy. I feel dressed up enough to wear them to the store but dressed down enough to be relaxed. I would wear them everyday if I could! I learned from this experience to wait for the good stuff. Don’t impulse buy because it’s on sale. Just wait and get what I love and will wear all the time. It’ll save me money in the long run! It’s not that I don’t love those other sweatshirts, they just aren’t the colorways I would’ve chosen if I was thinking it through.
What fabric are you really crushing on right now?