Of course top of my list as always, was Liberty. But this time I treated myself to a selection of their finer fabrics- can’t believe I just wrote that as tana lawn is quite fine enough but gosh the silk- I'm in love!! They were all heavily reduced in the sale, still £20-£30 per metre but I think it’s worth it!!
Firstly I got 2m of this silk for my birthday from my mum. It’s on sale at Croftmill and I adore it. It’s one of my favourite prints,I have a sweatshirt in it- so something in silk will look so different!! I have lining and thread all ready to go. I m thinking between Deer and Doe Myosotis dress or something more like a Kalle shirt. Do I go simple style/ shirt dress or more frilly? The Deer and Doe is a new pattern I look forward to trying, whereas the Kalle is a tried and trusted one I've made a few times.
I then bought myself a selection of silk, silk satin and hammered silk in the Liberty sale. One metre of each. I love them all but the hammered silk (first one below) is I think the nicest fabric I ever owned. What to make???
The top 2 I can combine together to make a dress as they go together very well or make them separately as either tops or skirts? What do you think?
The red I m thinking of a top- but no idea what style
The black will be a skirt- though it looks navy in this picture, curiously!
I then have been lusting after Nani Iro for some time and decided to treat myself. I had a hard time decididing but chose these two. The first bright one has the most vibrant colours and is double gauze. It will be a summer skirt - probably simple A-line or gather to let the pattern do the talking and the second is almost a sateen finish, undecided whether it will be something to wear or cushions!
I then spotted this fabric in navy. I made a top in the pink version and I totally adore it- beautiful print and quality fabric so couldn’t resist buying the navy. It will become a dress of some sort. These last 3 are all from Drapers Daughter.
This is my top in the pink colour way. I just adore it!
Finally, for my birthday my sister in law bought me 2.5m of this gorgeous silk, direct from Shanghai!
Definitely destined to be a dress, but what style? The colours are super vibrant.
I then acquired 3 new patterns courtesy of the #greatbigpatternswap on Instagram which is such a wonderful idea! I gave away 5 patterns most of which I got free with magazines and will never use and in return for 3 I am super happy with! The top one need to wait till cooler weather and certainly the vintage one, needs to wait until my baby belly goes! The top is high up the sewing queue though as it’s perfect breastfeeding atire- I cut it out already in navy jersey. Thanks to Lynsey, Jo and Pterodactyltrinket who sent me these patterns!
Do let me know any suggestions for patterns for my new fabrics!