As much as I like John Lewis, I do find their haberdashery staff entertaining to watch cutting fabric. Since it's what I do as my day job, I like to think that I'm pretty competent at the task and sometimes I wonder how John Lewis train their staff. One lady who cut me fabric measured by rolling the fabric along centimetre by centimetre and putting her nose a centimetre away from the fabric whilst she was cutting it, rather than snipping and ripping as it was a chiffon. And another time I went in and asked for a fat quarter to be met with a look of sheer bewilderment. Call me crazy, but I thought that was a pretty standard term in the world of sewing and I politely had to explain to the assistant what it was and that they had a book on it right beside where we were standing.
p.s. I apologise for the lack of detailed photos in this post, I don't know what I was thinking. Oh and hiya sunburn in the ones that are there!