Everyone talks about Mood Fabrics like a sewist's mecca. I decided to make the trek out from Phoenix. I had to see it for myself in a way that online shopping just doesn't compare. It is only a 5 and 1/2 hour drive from Phoenix and it was a little detour from our vacation to Laguna Beach. And look at this place!
I was trying to find some vintage-looking flowered fabric for the retro
patterns I have lined up to sew, but I was disappointed by two things:
One is that one of the employees was so rude I almost left right then
and there. I know you are a fabric mecca and I have also come to
understand that I am not good enough for you, but shouldn't you still
answer a question and help me?
Luckily, I didn't give up and the next two employees were very helpful. However, there was no cotton flowered vintage-looking fabric. I am not sure where people are getting it. I did manage to find two things I like, though.
The trip to mecca left me wondering - am I just being cheap when sewing? I just can't imagine buying a fabric at 60.00 a yard and getting the 5 yards needed for the retro dresses I like. It would make sewing a hobby I can't afford. What do other sewists regularly spend on fabric? Are these prices sticker-shock inducing for you, too?