Yesterday was the day I have been eagerly awaiting for some time – the #yorkshirespoolettes meet up! This is the second meetup and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the first one as well. You can read about it here. Last time I bought the fabric with a plan and none of the fabric I bought then remains in my stash! I wonder how long this little lot will stay in my stash for!
The first stop was a lovely stall on the market where you can buy all sorts of trimmings, threads and zips. I was very restrained and bought four cones of black thread for my overlocker and 5 zips for £1. Zips are very handy to have stashed I have found!
Our first fabric shop was Fabworks (which is a very appropriate name, as it is indeed fab!) There is so much choice here! I knew I wanted some Liberty fabric (don’t know what for yet but I knew I wanted some) as they sell it for £11 a metre, but other than that I didn’t really have a plan.
We then moseyed down to Lucky fashions (no link) which was wonderful. Plenty of bargains to be had here too.
Top row L-R
- Black and grey knit fabric. I would like to make some sort of slouchy cardi with it. I’m not sure what pattern though so I’m open to ideas!
- Greenish-gold corduroy. Enough to make a skirt but again, not sure what skirt yet.
- Lovely monochrome Liberty.
Middle row L-R
- Cobalt blue sweatshirt fabric. May have to push the boat out and make a Linden with this.
- A remnant of beautiful upholstery weight teal cotton velvet. Cushions!
- Black velvet. It looks grey in the photos but really it’s the blackest of blacks. I’ve been after good quality velvet for years. This will probably hang around in my stash until next winter but my current thinking is to make a party frock Kim dress with a velvet tulip skirt and black sequin bodice (I already have the sequins!). It’s going to be gorgeous!
Bottom row L-R
- A very deep bottle green velvet. This is so tactile I can’t stop stroking it! Extra wide fabric but not sure what to make with it yet. I bought it because it was there and it was so beautiful (I like velvet – can you tell?)
- Green and cream stripy knit fabric to make a long sleeved T-shirt. Pattern unknown as yet!
- Navy blue ponte. After the success of my In a twist dress I want to make another one!
The first five fabric were purchased from Fabworks and the last four fabrics were from Lucky Fashions. The owner of Lucky fashions was so lovely! She laid on a lovely spread of drinks and snacks which was great because at that point we were all starving!
After Lucky Fashions we went round the corner to the £1 a yard shop (not a typo) but I didn’t trust myself to go inside! I was pretty laden down as it was!
All in all it was a wonderful day. It was so great to finally meet some of the bloggers I have been following for years, and I met a few new people to follow too! Not forgetting the lovely bloggers I met on the previous meet-up! A big round of applause to Ali for organising everything!
Oh, and please shout out with pattern ideas for my fabric. I’m not one for hoarding them so I don’t have a big selection to choose from!
And my final question is how do I pre-wash velvet or do you think it’s a dry clean only job?