It’s the school holidays, so sadly, there’s not much time for sewing. I have to get my fix somehow though, and this usually involves new fabric and/or patterns. We had a very rare day and night away this week – we left the children with my in-laws in Cheltenham and sped off to Bath to be tourists. I must say a BIG thank you to Scruffy Badger (Winnie) who, as a Bath resident provided me with a fantastic list of places to eat and drink, most of which we sampled. Here’s what else I managed to sniff out whilst we were away:
Lovely polka dot fabric, destined for this pattern.
The most gorgeous 1930’s style greeny/blue fabric.
The lady in the shop pointed out that it was actually lining fabric, but I ignored her and bought it anyway. I really want to make another version of my 1930’s rabbit blouse using this colour fabric, so I can pretend to be Miss Sarah Burton from South Riding.
With hindsight, and after several dreams about it (yes, seriously) I think it probably does look like lining fabric (doh). Never mind, I shall use it to line something fabulous so you just get a flash of the gorgeous colour. My search for the South Riding fabric continues…
Whilst we were looking round an antiques market, I found a whole stall devoted to vintage buttons.
I bought these lovelies, all of which could be used for a South Riding blouse. Obsessed? Me? No chance.
On the way back to Cheltenham, we stopped off in Stroud. An hour later I had my grubby mitts on this lot.
I’ve already planned the fabric for two versions of this A-line skirt (red wool crepe left over from my Swing dress and black gabardine if you’re interested).
The last one looks like a great pattern if I can tone down the collar so it doesn't make me look like the scary queen from Snow White.
The 1960’s pattern with the Go-Go boots may be pushing it a bit, but I can always keep it up my sleeve for a giveaway.
Definitely enough booty to keep me quiet for a few days...