I only bought fabric from The Guy Outside Sainbury's (TGOS) who Karen is fairly determined to make husband number two, after meeting him I can't say I blame her, he was lovely, knowledgeable and oh my god the fabric choices! So before I go on, first to Karen THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Without you I'd not have known about this fabric heaven. (Not that you read my blog but still I can dream can't I?)
Anyway like my title says I made out like a space bandito and bought 8 different fabrics. It totaled around 18 metres of fabric. Huzzah! Even better it cost me £53. In December I bought 6 metres of fabric that cost me nearly £25 online. You can see why I'm pleased.
The purple has a subtle gold coloured flower print on it, it's a silk mix and drapes beautifully, it's just gorgeous, I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to make, possibly this dress.
|Picture from Burda Style website.|
Probably without the ruffle because I'm boobylicious and ruffles and large tatty bojangles don't mix well. I think it will look lovely in the silk mix and will be gorgeous to wear in the summer and in winter with tights and a cardigan.
The middle and end fabrics I have no idea what they are, other than really pretty. The middle one I'm going to make a kimono top, I have a pattern I got in a sewing magazine ages ago and I've been wanting to make one but couldn't find a fabric that didn't cost a million pounds and my first born (jokes on them, I don't even have a first born!). I'm imagining a silky pussy bow blouse, something classy but will look great with jeans.
The purple gold fabric is apparently a Liberty print, I don't know anything about those prints except that TGOS told me this is what it is and I have no reason to not believe him, anyway this was my most expensive fabric at £5 a metre and I bought 2 metres (I didn't ask for any of the prices because I'm an idiot and I was really lucky that I had the money when he tallied it all up).
I'm thinking a sleeveless shirt dress, I bought some buttons to go with it and it should look very sweet.
The middle fabric is a seriously cute elephant print, cotton I believe, I bought a metre and it will be a really cute blouse, either sleeveless or maybe little cap sleeves.
Knits. The end is a double knit and the two others are mixes of stuff he did tell me but I have the memory of a paper bird and don't remember. I have a pattern somewhere for a wrap dress and a cute dress I got from a magazine and looks a bit like a Coco but isn't. I'm thinking the red will make a lovely wrap dress and as I bought 3 metres a cardigan as well. Can you believe I don't own a bright red cardigan? I know, it's insane. This can be remedied though, huzzah!
I bought two metres of every fabric except the elephant and three each of the knits (at 2 quid a metre, I couldn't not buy three metres each). Cal then was a gentleman and carried it around for me because man those knits are heavy.
I also bought zips, buttons and bias tape but they're not photographed.
We ate at My Old Dutch, a fabulous pancake place in Holbourn (There are others in Kensington and Chelsea as well) I had a huuuge pancake with berry compote and ice cream. When I say huge I mean huge, the plates take up half the table (totally not exaggerating either). I rounded it off with a double shot nutella milkshake which was as delicious as you might expect.
When we got home some fabric and bias tape I'd ordered had finally arrived (it took a week and I'm really impatient).
Polycotton blend, cheap as chips and gingham bias tape to use on the shorts I'm making with this fabric...
So all in all a good day was had by all and today is my sixth anniversary which Cal and I celebrated yesterday because fuck valentines day and all that jazz.