Ok Vlisco has done it again.‘
Vlisco really knows how to create buss and demand. They print a limited edition, ship an even smaller selection, and then once its gone its gone. But the ads and the campaigns remain, increasing desire but leaving the buyers with no way to satisfy that longing for fabric.
It’s frustrating for me because sewing helped me get over that lusting for RTW things I used to have. $5,000 designer gown I can never afford? No prob as I can hunt down a pattern and make my own eventually! But Vlisco fabric – no matter how much I hunt, I won’t ever be able to find this fabric ever again, unless the Chinese knock it off, but then I won’t be in W. Africa anymore anyway. What sewing freed me from has got me again.
They were even out of the look books, but I got lucky and I visited the wholesale distributer and the guy felt sorry for me and gave me his copy. Yay! So while I might not have the fabric I at least still have the book. Here’s a picture of a coat I liked.
Actually these three are my top contenders. The first one because I love the mint and red combo. The second because I love the contrast between warm and cool. Like a hot chocolate in winter. Or an ice cream on a hot summer day. And the third because it’s red and red always wears so nicely.
So. Help me. Do I buy? Not buy? Will I get over this fabric lust? Or will it haunt me forever? Maybe I need to learn how to start screen printing/use spoonflower to get over this. Also is it bad that I succumb so easily to Vlisco and can’t reject consumerism?
OH and in case you think there has been no sewing going on here, think again – my social life came back and I have new friends to help me out with photographing outfits, but scheduling a photo shoot is tough stuff, so all these new me mades are just piling up on my laundry line for a bit. Soon!