Haberdasher …

Haberdasher …

… which according to the Oxford Dictionery is a ‘dealer in dressmaking and sewing goods’ … there are fewer and fewer of them around …

There was a time ….. when every shopping centre had one, or two, and every neighbourhood shops down-the-road had one, or two …

There was a time …. when most women could sew ….

There was a time …. when a haberdasher stocked everything including bias binding !!  When I asked for some I was told “sorry, we don’t have it – we don’t stock it anymore” !!

I spent most of the morning driving around looking for a decent haberdasher after having gone to the places where they used to be.  I haven’t sewn for a couple of years, I am ashamed to say, and now need certain items for this dress I am making for Elaine (which she may not wear now as it’s not what she envisaged 🙁 and which we may have to be replaced with a bought one .. which also means more traipsing from shop to shop 🙁  🙁  but as long she is happy and comfortable in whatever it is she will choose in the end !!! 

I don’t mind, really, at least I still remember how to sew !!

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