Just a very quick post today so I can make a shameful confession. I bought fabric!
That’s right. Less than one week since I vowed not to buy more fabric, I have done just that. I have a very serious problem!
In my defence, it really was too good an offer to resist. I found these in Simply Fabrics. They have a bargain bin, which is full of bolt ends and cut offs priced at only a pound per metre! I couldn’t believe my luck when I came across these. I got two silky, floaty fabrics, which I’ll probably use to make a couple of tops, and this gorgeous textured black stuff, which will probably be used for a skirt. And the best thing? The whole lot only cost me £3.50! Absolute bargain!
I’m a bit annoyed that, in my excitement, I didn’t think to ask the shop owner what fabrics I’d actually bought, so I have no idea what they’re made of or anything, but they all feel lovely. Maybe I’ll go in next week and ask. Or maybe I won’t because that could be dangerous haha!
I popped into Simply Fabrics to ‘have a look’ around – all good intentions, honestly. I’d been at a really exciting ‘Pattern Hack’ workshop at the Centre Front Studio, which is just across the road. It was a ‘Copy Your Clothes’ workshop, so we got to take along clothes that we like the fit/style of and draft a pattern so we can recreate them. How cool is that? I learned a lot and came away with a new dress pattern, taken from a dress I love that has been getting more and more worn out. It’s two half days, so I get to do it again on Saturday 🙂 It’s great fun! I’ll write a post about it when I’ve had my second session and let you know which garments I’ve taken patterns from.