I spent this past weekend in Vancouver, BC, with the husband and a group of friends. We left immediately after work Friday and returned late Sunday evening, so I didn't get a single stitch done on my quilted jacket project. I did, though, manage to break away on Saturday afternoon to pay a quick visit to Dressew.
As I approached the storefront, I discovered a line of people waiting to get into the store. They've got a huge selection of Halloween props and inexpensive fabrics that are perfect for costumes (polys, furs, glittery pieces, etc) so with Halloween being only a week away, I guess it shouldn't have come as a surprise that the place would be packed.
I cruised through a bit of the main floor, then headed down to the basement where the real bargains are to be had.
Clearance fabrics can be had for $3 to $4/meter. There's a lot of unappealing stuff down there but it's worth digging through.
Zippers in all colors and lengths.
Buttons, buttons, and more buttons.
All sorts of belt buckles and closure hardware.
Wide variety of lingerie elastic.
An assortment of boning.
I didn't buy anything this time (I'm trying to be good, plus I didn't have much time), but if I did, I would have thrown these decorative studs in my basket - only a quarter per package, with various colors and shapes available.