Some major fabric shopping has been going on in these parts over the last month- I'm not lying to you, all the fabric I'm about to show you has been purchased in the last month! But as usual, each piece was bought with a project in mind, so I continue to refuse to feel the least bit guilty about building my fabric stash. In fact, truth be told, I love having a large stash of fabric, it means that I have a wide range of projects to work on at the drop of a hat.
So lets have a lookie, eh?
These two pieces were ordered from fabric.co.uk- I've been looking for corduroy fabric in the right colour for a little while now, so when I found this on sale for £2.99/m I jumped at it and ordered two right away. I'm going to make another vintage Style 2542, which I made recently in denim. I love this skirt, I'm really quite exited to have another one. I will need to add an inch to the waist though, not quite enough ease in my last one.
The blue check fabric that I got from fabric.co.uk is destined to be a Negroni shirt, by Collete Patterns, for David. I made him one for Christmas just gone, which went down a storm. That was my fist attempt at any kind of men's sewing, and a shirt was a challenge. I've since made myself a shirt (spoilers!) and am expecting this second Negroni to come together much more easily than the last. The fabric is a little more shiny and polyester-y than I expected, but again, it was very cheap, about £3.99/m, so I'm not too bothered about that.
Then I went fabric shopping at work, in the furnishing fabrics section! I found this yellow and the blue below and knew they'd make beautiful summer skirts, with a bit of weight in them. The yellow has a brushed cotton side, which feels so lovely, even after being washed, so I hope it lasts through wear. I'm using one of the skirt patterns from Alison Smith's Dressmaking book (which I highly recoment, btw). The blue is a twill type fabric and will be turned in to another vintage Simplicity 9561.
I shopped at the market stalls in Leicester, and found-
This beautiful shirting, which is destined to become a Archer Shirt for myself. This is part of my plan to make more everyday clothes, one of my favourite looks is shirt/tshirt/jeans combo.
This fabulous midweight cotton which will probably become a shirt for David, unless I change my mind and do some selfish sewing with it instead. I'm thinking I want to try a different shirt pattern for this one, but haven't picked one out yet.
And this lovely beige and blue floral jersey, which will either become a Plaintain dress or I might spurge and buy the Lady Skater Pattern, which I have totally been looking at for well over 6 months at this point.
I also bought some black and grey jersey to make dresses for work, which I'll be sharing next Monday.
Finally, I went shopping at minervacrafts.com and bought this fab floral lawn, to make the Sewaholic Cambie dress I've also been eyeing up forever. I sew someone on twitter make up a dress in this fabric and I had to have it.
I also got round to buying some black gingham to make a summer dress out of. I've decided to go with the Collette Hawthorn shirt dress. Probably going to go with v.3.
So, that's it- quite a bit of money spend on quite a lot of fabric- I'll keep you updated with how things progress (of course!)
Have you been splurging lately? Tell me, what fabrics have you bought?