Good job I’m bilingual! Deer and Doe Airelle

After hearing so many good things about Deer and Doe, I thought it was high time to buy one of their patterns. Daunted slightly by the retail price, I hit Ebay, and bought Blouse Airelle, for £8.51 including postage.

A little more than I would have liked to pay, but hey

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On opening it up, however, I realised that all the instructions are in French! I knew that the company was based in France, however I had also heard that they had bilingual instructions. Nope. Not in this one anyway!

Handily I am French bilingual (shout out to my mother), so I have a way around this, but it would have been so annoying if I wasn’t!!!

I am excited to sew up a top, like I said before, I am eager to have some me-made tops to add to my wardrobe.

EBAY Haul – More zips!

Hello!

A really quick post before I leave to catch my train (yayay!)

Today I received in the post the pack of zips I talked about earlier;

I bought three lots for £4 plus £2.80 postage and got;2014-11-14 13.58.20

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28 zips!

Which is, again, 25p per zip!

Not all of them are pretty, but I definitely know that I will never be lacking in zips ever again! (Until I use them all of course…)

Love a little bit of ebay!

Ebay Haul – Zip Bundle!

Good morning!

After two of my lectures were cancelled this morning, I thought I would take the opportunity to blog about a parcel I received yesterday.

I am a huge fan of eBay, and will buy pretty much anything. This time, I ordered a job lot bundle of 20 zips, for £4.98, meaning that each zip cost 25p.

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A bargain, if you consider that most of them have tags still on them; one stating it originally cost £1.50!

The longest zip in the pack is 30 inches (75cm), and the smallest, 5 1/2 inches. Most of them are normal, regular zips, however there is one double ended and five invisible ones!

Quite a good range, I thought, and very cheap!

I have ordered a few more from eBay, and will blog about those when they come.

I have found that I was always lacking zips, or lacking the right length ones. Hopefully my spree will remedy this, and I will have the correct notions for all my projects!

Speaking of projects, I am quite keen to make myself a few tops. I have quite a lot of vintage patterns to choose from, plus my sailor top to try (though I am a bit reluctant to print a PDF on my house mate’s printer; we are uni students!). I am sure I will figure something out; keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Thanks for reading, have a fab day!