Cheating

I have a fabric confession to make. I need more of the stuff like I need a hole in the head, but that never seems to stop me acquiring more. On Sunday I accompanied a friend to Fred Winter‘s in Stratford on Avon to help her to choose some fabric for a couple of projects. Caroline Winter’s eyes literally lit up when she saw us. She knows us well.  Actually she knows me way too well!  😀

So going from not needing anything at all I ended up leaving with this:

2m of navy & grey plaid wool + 2% elastane

and…

1.5m Black and grey floral print Liberty silk satin

However. I still haven’t finished the blue devore blouse (not much left, only some hand stitching) and haven’t even started the jacket to be made with that great leaf-print linen. Although the pattern is finally finished, so it’s not quite as bad as it sounds.

So am I really allowed to make something new/different? Heck yeah! That’s why I am cheating. I have cut out the wool to make a pair of trousers using a Burdastyle pattern, and the silk is also cut, another Burdastyle pattern. Look for the finished articles this weekend, and on Burdastyle too!  I think I may need another category for commercial pattern use, otherwise I really will only have sporadic posting!

By the way, has anyone seen some of the fabulous wool coating, not to mention all the other fabrics that Truro Fabrics have in at the moment?  I pinned some great colours to my Pinterest boards last night.  It’s my version of online/virtual shopping – I haven’t spent anything, but I still get to see lovely fabric!  On the other hand, I may need some afterall –  Daughter no1 fancies a new coat..  hmm

Anyone for felt hearts??

A bowl of felt heart magnetism..

Yup, they have little magnets inside! How cute to decorate the fridge with these? 😀   Right, I’m off to finish all these projects today!  Talk about Sewing with a Plan!!

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Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

11 thoughts on “Cheating”

  1. Oh, that Liberty silk is to die for! I resisted adding to my overflowing stash yesterday as I wandered through the fashion district. So many pretty things, and yet I’m so determined to do my SWAP!!! 🙂

    1. They sew up beautifully too! The wool has made a fab pair of trousers, and that silk is going to be one of my fav tops. It feel sooooo nice! 😀 I hope to get some pics up tomorrow!

  2. Oh you make me feel so much better, Anne! I do just the same! I love that liberty silk print and I am so loving anything wool right now. I bet it cuts like butter! 😉

  3. I would find it impossible to see a fabric shop from afar and not buy anything!! Lovely fabric choices too, that liberty oozes class. I’ve been reading your pattern drafting adventures and wonderful dresses for your daughters…. Very clever and they look fab. Thanks for coming by my blog!

  4. I share your obsession! I cannot resist buying more fabric when I dont have the time to sew anything 😦 let’s convince more people to join our group so I can see with you every weekend! I am the guilty party who dragged Anne into the shop! Hehe!

      1. Put it this way Laura, I may have to ban going fabric shopping with you!! There is still the meet up in Brum on the 3rd – Fancy Silk Store!! 😮

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