A friend asked me this week to make her a shoe bag for her friend for Christmas. The friend walks to work in trainers and she wanted a nice shoe bag to keep her shoes in – fab idea for a Christmas present! She specifically wanted a shoe print on the fabric which is surprisingly difficult to lay your hands on in the UK, unless you happen to be loaded, in which case you can treat yourself to some of the £26.95 a metre Manolo Blahnik designed shoe print fabric for Liberty.
I'm not loaded, so when I saw this I fell on it like a circling shark
|Retro shoe fabric|
It’s from a little fabric shop in Brighton called Ditto which stocks lovely, unusual fabrics, often with a retro feel. While I was browsing their site I couldn’t help buying this
|Springtime in Paris|
Don’t know what I’ll make with it but I couldn’t help myself. I might just frame it and admire the frocks. Also, if you’re reading this Marie, they have this print in stock, which I thought had your name on it! (Marie makes beautiful aprons from vintage patterns, just like the ones on the fabric)
|Vintage aprons (sigh)|
Another fellow sewer – Nathalie – very kindly sent me a link to these gorgeous Horrockses fabrics from the V & A.
She’d read on my blog that I’d bought the fabric for my Ladylike dress from the V & A and thought I might like them. Like them? I LOVE them, little did she know I have this book in my possession and flick through it all the time sighing at the prints.
That’s one of the reasons why I’m really enjoying having a blog, meeting all the lovely like-minded people out there in the blogosphere.
Will post pics of my shoe bag when it's made. x