Sorry, it’s been awhile!
Life has been BUSY. I have been swamped by domesticity but am slowing emerging. I found myself cooking dinner, putting on laundry, running a bath, cutting out fabric and knitting a row here and there (all at the same time it seemed) last Friday and thought “Aha! Almost back to ‘normal’“.
I decided to blog about the fabrics this post and people the next. So many things to show! I thought it best to show the fabrics so you can sit back and fan yourselves in case it all gets too exciting. So it’s mainly pictures tonight!
I don’t think I got spectacularly exciting fabrics. I got a few special pieces and the rest I liked the colour or had a ‘vision’ in my head… yes, heavens about – practical stuff!!
French Brocade – I got this at a Berwick Street sale (fancy place to buy fabrics) I got 2.8m for 40 pounds, it would have cost me 160 pounds at full price. I think it needs to be a fancy evening coat. ELH suggested that it would look great as feature patches on a military style jacket aka my French designer op shop jacket (quite an inspired suggestion I thought!)
Maybe a Pavot? I’m open to fancy jacket suggestions!
Italian linen from Goldhawk Road. This does not photograph well but it’s a lovely flecked denim colour. I had the Burda Crossover Blazer in my head when I got this.
Maybe a Burdastyle crossover blazer. Or the lovely Burda 7401. Could be a lovely Victoria…
Lace from Goldhawk Road. I have no idea. I thought it was going to be a top. Now I think it might be a dress with a lace overlay bodice…
Mauve wool blend from Goldhawk Road. I liked the weave in this fabric… I have no idea what to do with it. I don’t know what I was thinking…
Purple knit from Goldhawk Road. I really need more knit tops. I can squeeze a cowl-necked Renfrew and a Maria Denmark day-to-night top out of this.
Rolls & Rems blue knit. I got this shopping with Clare of SewDixieLou. She’s gorgeous – more on this next post! This was a princely 3 pounds. I love it.
From Rolls & Rems with Clare of SewDixieLou. I think this has a lot of polyester but I love it. It might be a Deer & Doe Datura…
Silk Cotton from Goldhawk Road. At just 5 pounds a metre I could not resist this. Beautiful…
Silk Cotton from Goldhawk Road. This is another 5 pound a metre wonder. Lovely stuff.
Teal Ponti from Goldhawk Road. This is one of my favourite colours, it’s a much more vivid teal than it appears in this photo. I have a Vogue 8593 in my head
Is that enough fabric for today?