Happy New Year! I hope that this festive season has been good for you, and that you are feeling sufficiently refreshed for 2015! I don’t go back to uni for another week + so I am making the most of my time at home, and all the good food I can eat!
I went on a shopping trip with my mama and my sister on the 30th, and it was a very good haul, especially for sewing!
I bought fabric and patterns, but from charity shops, so I was just doing my bit to raise money for good causes…
Okay, onto my haul!
First up is three yards of some sort of fabric for £2.49, a double flat sheet (which is more greeny/blue in real life) for £3, two pillow cases for £1.99 and a crib sheet with clouds for £1.99.
The blue fabric will become a top I think (as most of my fabric is destined to become this year following my sewing goals!), and the pillow cases will most probably be used as lining for pouches. My mum has already asked for another one, and this will happen for her birthday I think!
I love the cloud fabric, it is really so sweet! I think I will use the flat sheet as an actual flat sheet, but I’m not sure for how long, as the material really deserves to be some sort of outfit! Maybe crop top and shorts or a skirt or something… we will see!
I also bought myself a dress for £8, which is very nice, however the red part is not as fitted as I would have liked, and it is scratchy anyway. So that will be unstitched and at some point replaced by a nicer feeling fabric. I don’t know what, and I do not know when, but that is a planned refashion. Watch this space!
Now onto patterns! I bought the first one for 50p and then all the rest for a £2 donation (which ended up as 14p each!!!) Basically, I was sorting through the patterns I wanted, and the lovely man at the counter just told me I could have all of them. So. Here I am!
The blue and yellow tops look adorable; I like the diamond cut out in the front!
I really love this one, I am so excited to try it out! Not sure why the photo is so blurry but there you go. That is another thing I need to get better at; photography. Your poor eyes!
This looks good too; I would love to make myself a jump suit, but that is probably out of my expertise zone for the moment….
I bought some more vogue patterns! One of which is from 1922, and the other is a 90s Anne Klein blouse pattern. Exciting stuff!
I also bought myself a sewing magazine. I am toying with the idea of getting a subscription, so I am trying out all the ones I can find, starting with the one below. And if I am going to get extra patterns, I am not going to complain!
I have several more blog posts in mind, so this will not be the last you hear from me today!