Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Fabric Shopping 5

Hello Everyone,

So, my stash diet hasn't been going great, with limited actual sewing of garments my stash isn't going down!
This is just a short catch up of what I have bought recently.

First Up



On my recent holiday in Thailand I wanted to REALLY do some fabric shopping but unfortunately my holiday spends were pretty limited (story of my life at the moment!) and I would rather spend my money on doing things - but on my last day I saw this. Now, I think you can get this cotton in the UK really easily but its elephants in Thailand so it had to be bought. I bought 2 metres of it and I am sure it was about £2 a metre. Totally worth it!

A couple of Saturdays ago I went on a meet up with some lovely sewing ladies through The Foldline. If you aren't acquainted with this site I would highly recommend. A social network for sewing! WIN!
So, there was a thread for a London meet up on Goldhawk Road and I went along.

The lovely Barbara over at The London Dessmakers Club has posted a more detailed plot of the day.

I was VERY sensible - I didn't want to be but I was!


A gorgeous denim, it is really wide so only bought a metre for £6.99.


I am sure I was told this was black wool crepe. I could be wrong but it is bottom weight and I bought 1m for £8. 

For both these patterns I am thinking Seamwork Osaka and it will become my wearable skirt as Challenge 2 of My 2016 Sewing Challenges

It has been non-existant on the sewing front I am afraid, I am hoping I manage to get some done this weekend. I need some relaxing time, life just gets in the way! 

Hopefully will have something to share soon!

Thanks for reading

Kristy xxxx

4 comments:

  1. Great fabrics- love the elephants, it's nice to have something to remind you of your holidays! X

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    1. Thats what I thought, I miss being on holiday and think this helps haha xx

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  2. Thank you for your kind comment. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the fabrics. And thank you too for the information about Fabian Trimmings in your earlier blog. I went there shortly after the Goldhawk Road meeting and got a quantity of zips, including some amazing diamante ones. Did you know that Paul's, with its rock bottom price fabrics, is only a short distance away in Watney Market? I was tempted by quite a few of them but restrained myself as far as only buying one, a wool mix plaid, and I'll be using one of the zips for that.

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    1. ah I didn't realise that! I need to go to Fabians again in a couple of weeks for my cross stitch supplies so I may have to take a wander there! I love the one in Walthamstow!
      Did they let you buy the zips separately?

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