Friday, 22 February 2013

Fabric shopping in Nottingham

Red Batik fabric from John Lewis
I spent the day with my mum in Nottingham. We both had John Lewis vouchers to spend and as I'm staying with mum for a few days it was chance for a girls shopping day. We braved the freezing temperatures and headed off on the train.

As soon as we'd arrived we went straight to John Lewis where mum bought a couple of patterns and I bought some lovely red batik fabric. Just over from John Lewis in the indoor market is Sharmas fabric stall. They have an amazing selection of fabrics. The fabric for my bridesmaid dressed came from there 20 years ago! Mum bought some nice jersey fabric and I wandered around drooling. If you are ever in Nottingham go have a look at their stall, you won't be disappointed.

Sharma's Fabrics at Nottingham Indoor market

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Finished sketch

I've been working on this over the week. Oh and I'm starting the Maudella dress. Photos to follow. Sorry about poor photo quality,  iphone 3 not good in artificial light!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

On my sewing table this week...

Finally I'm getting around to sewing up this Maudella pattern that I picked for 20p last year. It's uncut, and states that its slim fit. I usually make up a 10 or 12. But after measuring the pattern pieces, there is next to no wearing ease, I decided to cut a 14. I'm also changing the zip front to a button through to make it more like a shirt dress.

I have a lovely light purple/ cream polka dot cotton I got for £5 last summer. I suppose with nice weather the last couple of days it's reminded me that warmer weather will be here soon and I need some dresses. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Romeo, where for art thou?

I'm in the middle of costume sewing at the moment for the school production. Yep It's Romeo & Juliet. It's mostly accessories as the styling is going to be contemporary, but there are a few garments to make. The performances are in March - so I need to get a move on! see you when they're done!

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