Picture this: I'm at the counter in the fabric store. I've located a knit on the "bargain table". Its perfect for the the yoga pants I want to make. The sales assistant is busy unfurling 2 metres of fabric.
Me: Um, there appears to be a hole.
Sales assistant: Yep, you're right ... its quite big
We are both peering at the significant tear and extending run.
Me: Oh - its plum in the middle of where I'd be placing a pattern piece.
Sales assistant: I'm not cutting it off and starting again. You can't complain - its a bargain. Do you want it or not?
What should one do in these circumstances?
- Mutter something about a golf course having less holes and leave in a fit of pique.
- Take the fabric. Make a costume. Tell people you are dressing as Rip Torn.
- Suck it up baby. Just buy extra fabric and work around the flaw.
- Buy the fabric. Make the yoga pants. Rehearse: "sorry about that gapey bit at the back which does nothing for my modesty, but the fabric was such a bargain."