I have a feeling this blog title will be making a regular appearance
So I set off yesterday with the aim of everyday wearable fabrics, I love all the fabric I bought in my last haul but not all of it was everyday appropriate and I want to be making all my wardrobe eventually so need everyday fabrics.
I was a bit stupid though and didn't think about the fact was bank holiday Monday and markets don't open on bank holidays-but at Walthamstow there are plenty of shops to call into...won't mention shop names but one lady followed me around her shop like a hawk which I absolutely hate and stopped me from wanting to buy anything, and probably put me off going back. I understand they want to show that someone is available and also have to be aware of thieves but what am I going to do, run out with bolts of fabric under my arm?? Anyway moan over...here is my latest haul
|White stretch poly, teeny navy dots - £2/m, I bought 1.5|
|A linen look teeny stripe cotton, don't think it's a real linen but still nice - £2/m - bought 1m|
|Another poly and the colours really haven't come through great on thjs,its quite bright for me! My other have said it looked like a cushion...hope it doesn't when sewn up! £2/m again, I bought 2m of this in case need to pattern match|
|A lovely viscous again, I am really looking forward to wearing these lovely fabrics - £2/m - bought 1|
|This is a really nice quality Ponte - definitely a tilly and the buttons coco lined up for this beauty - this was £5/m and bought 1.5m. I am also sure I have seen this in a high street shop but I cannot remember where|
|Another linen look but much thinner, will need self lining but at £1/m cannot complain, bought 2m|
|The colour REALLY has not come out on this photo - this is a really deep bottle green that despite this description does not remind me of school uniform! Again a lovely viscose but thin so will double up again - £1/m and bought 2|
|Absolutely no idea what this fabric is, it's pretty thick, not quite a scuba but I do not know, I cannot even tell if it is knit! It has a nice stretch to it so may make another coco with it|
So this was my haul from Walthamstow but I also went on a bit of an eBay spending spree, they sent me a £10 off voucher if spend £20...would have been plain rude to not have spent it!
|Right after I bought the new Colette Aster pattern (I bought this the second I got the email!) I bought this 'chambray' which is actually another poly but it's a really soft poly, not sure I will be able to keep this long before sewing it, it's yum - paid £4ish for 2 metres from this eBay seller which I actually think is a Walthamstow seller too! Slightly more expensive on eBay to the shop but definitely still cheap and this arrived very quickly.|
|I was a bit disappointed at this at first, it was advertised as lawn but yet again another poly, on closer inspection of the product description (from this seller) it does say it's a poly but it is really nice and will,definitely need underlining...and again the colour isn't great, this is brilliant white - again was about £4 after using the voucher with good delivery service.|
If anyone reading this is a old hat to sewing I am sure you are worrying about all the polys in my stash, I understand that the better quality fabric I use the better my final product will be but for just learning I cannot justify spending £20/m on fabric when I may just screw it all up! I (hopefully) have bought the best I can at as low prices and (hopefully) I will graduate to high quality!
I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, and thanks for reading
4 weeks today my sewing machine will be in London - yay!