I found the most awesome fabric today!!! It's a collection called "Rocket Scientist" by In The Beginning fabrics and the fabrics have a rocket theme. There's a border fabric with rockets and a countdown fabric (it comes in a white background with lime - I wish it came in a white background with blue writing, but oh well - the best part about them is the little blast-off swirl under some of the rockets) and a fact fabric. They're so cool!!! There are other fabrics in this collection, too, although I don't think they're available everywhere yet. I loooove those fabrics.
I haven't been buying that much lately - which you might have guessed because I usually talk about the stuff I buy - but I did buy a couple of patterns off of eBay tonight. Tonight I spent more on one pattern than I've ever before spent on a sewing pattern. As soon as I saw it I knew that I HAD to have it. I paid through the nose for it, but I got it... and it's worth it to me. Just look at it!
Isn't it beautiful? It's so gorgeous and I've fallen completely, utterly in love with it. I can't wait to make it up as I think it'll look good both as a casual and a dressy dress, with or without the bows (although I do like the bows). I can see it working in tons of fabrics, and I think that the dress might also work with some sleeves. I'm positively swooning over this pattern - oh, how I love it!
Obviously I'm not the only person who loved the pattern. Although the other main bidder was fairly new to eBay with only ten feedbacks, I wonder if they were buying the pattern to sell in one of the online stores. There are definitely profits to be made by buying patterns off eBay and selling them on your own site. If this is a rare pattern (and I think it is because I've never seen anything like it), it could go for a lot, because there are a lot of people who prefer to just pay a set price for an item instead of bidding on it.