Liebster Award and Fabric Sample Sales

The lovely Madame Tifaine nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much here’s my random three facts.

  1. I’m currently learning Mandarin and have applied for a scholarship to spend 4 weeks studying in China this summer. Wish me luck!!
  2. I’ve been wanting to start a Etsy business for ages. Here’s a hint of the stuff I have.
  3. I’m making Sloe gin this year. I’m ridiculously excited and plan to save a small bottle and let it age to be drunk when I have my 10th wedding anniversary.

I want to tag Sophie Bach she is such a sewing inspiration.

Now, to the serious business of fabric. Sample sales are amazing. If you do live in London or near enough to travel down easily I would google fabric sample sales monthly because you might catch brilliant offers. Even if you don’t live close I recommend coming down for a sample sale, the prices are incomparable, especially for the quality. I’m kicking myself for missing 3 good fabric sample sales last year because I wasn’t searching for them. The next fabric sample sale I know of is on the 26th March. At Fashion Capital, you can see some of the fabric they offer at the sale here or buy it online if you can’t make it down. They do a monthly fabric sample sale, so if you can’t make it down to this weekend don’t worry.

I’m baffled about what to tweet about usually but I will post information of sample sales on my twitter. I’ll probably post on my instagram too.

I’m officially drowning in fabric. For the first time I’m scared of how much fabric I have. It’s 100% down to a sample sale I visited last week. I got around 40 metres for less then £50.

 

Not even all of it is pictured! So many plans! Thank you to everybody who has been wishing me well. 4 more weeks until I can sew again! The stash needs to start reducing I’ve run out of space for it all. My stash is now spread across three rooms, yikes!

 

Have a brilliant Easter xx

Off the Wagon……Plus please enter my giveaway again!!!

One of my new year promises to myself, and my bank balance, was to stop buying fabric. I have enough! Plus my place is far too small even if I wanted a big stash. While I walked away from fabric calling my name most of the time, when there’s a sale….I’m not so strong. In the face of a 50% off sale at Anna Ka Bazaar errrrrr I crumbled.

So, in the face of that failure and to reduce any kind of stash building. I’ve got a sewing plan and schedule for my new purchases, using patterns I already own. I still need to try and stick to my other resolution of not buying anymore new patterns!!

Number One: Burda Easy in stripes

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I bought this burda magazine especially for this pattern. I love it! So many opportunities for colour blocking. I’ve been loving the stripy makes going on and seen all over the high street and think this pattern would be brilliant for mixing horizontal and diagonal stripes.

Number two: Burda Wrap Blouse

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I saw this made here by ThisBlogisNotForYou and a gorgeous scalloped edged version here by Tea Okereke and decided I need this top in my life too! I love boxy tops and fitted bottoms and I think this top would get a lot of wear if I made it.

Number three: Style 2697

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At first I was thinking of making Sew Over It ultimate trousers…but I’m not so sure I could rock such colourful trousers. Now I’m thinking this Style 2697 pattern, the London summer is finally heating up and I think this dress would be beautiful.

aaaand the last of my spoils.

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I have no idea what to sew with this. I’m kinda regretting buying it without a plan. Any suggestions would be lovely 🙂

Also, aaaaages ago I held a giveaway here the winner still hasn’t contacted me back with an address and I REALLY want to send this amazing package on to the next person. Anyone who wants it please message in this post and I will hold another lucky dip. I will chose the person on Monday 11th August.