I’ve been trying to be good about not buying any fabric to make office clothes, like blouses or blazers or pants, and instead focus on easy outfits that look interesting on Zoom calls. And I’ve been trying to sew from my stash, which is ample.

But I have always been a sucker for a Japanese print, so when Stonemountain had this samurai dobby a couple months ago, I didn’t think twice about buying it:

Then last month I saw Miss Matatabi had cotton crepe in a traditional print and, um, I also bought that and paid for shipping from Japan.

Then I discovered Fabric Godmother in the UK and saw that they had a line of exclusive fabrics using vintage prints and, while this rayon isn’t exactly Japanese, it has TIGERS and LAVA on it sooooo I bought it too:

I mean, fabric doesn’t have an expiration date, so I don’t have to figure out what to do with these right away. But I love them so much it would be nice to have them on my body. Maybe some jackets to throw on over a t-shirt for Zoom calls? Or to wear outside the house in a distant, rosy future?