Yesterday I had a great day out at Dewsbury fabric shopping with some fellow bloggers.
The day was organised by Ali from Thimberlina and she did a wonderful job. If you want to read about the day you can here. Who knew that Dewsbury had so much fabric choice? Much better than Scarborough (unless you’re a quilter in which case it’s pretty good). We went to two fabric shops, Lucky Fashions (no online link, sorry!) and Fabworks and they were both great. I could have spent an absolute fortune! Here is my haul…
This fab fabric was from Lucky Fashions and it’s reversible. To me it’s crying out to be a shirt dress – I’m thinking Pauline Alice Cami. The reverse side would make a great collar, cuffs and pocket. I’ve seen some lovely versions of this dress on the internet.
This is the fabric I’m most relieved about getting. After much hunting around, and thinking I may have to risk an internet purchase, I have finally got my bridesmaid dress fabric. I had envisaged silk, which this is not. It’s a cotton sateen and the colour matches the colour card I’d been given perfectly! My original plan was to make most of By Hand London’s dresses as toiles and decide which I like best. Seeing this fabric, I had to strike while the iron was hot and make a decision as the different patterns require different fabric choices. This fabric has a lovely drape and will be perfect for the Flora. I bought the remainder of the bolt – about 4 metres.
This was my splurge. A gorgeous Liberty print cotton lawn. Destined for a summery top I think.
The next fabric is a stretch Jersey. It’s quite thick and heavy so may be quite warm. I was thinking the “in a twist dress” by So Sew Easy.
It would also be perfect for this….
This pattern, also from GBSB book 3. It looks great fun to make so for that reason I’m tempted. However it may be a little avant-garde for my tastes. I’m open to persuasion though (although my husband detests it!)
And finally some scuba fabric. Don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet (any ideas – 1m of 60″ wide).
It’s all washed and ready to go now (although I did manage to dye my Liberty and some BHL fabric pink – I was gutted but all sorted now thanks to Dylon SOS Colour Run)
The only choice left is to decide what to make first…