Elise shawl hooky on the train with my suitcase.
Browsing this enormous craft warehouse. One wall had yarn in pigeon holes for about 50ft and the opposite wall had fabric sorted by colour. Mind blowing! People could wear a garment they had made and play 'vote' me'. On entry to the shop you received two stickers to stick onto the garments you admired. By the end of the day I ended up with about six all over me. I chose to vote for a brilliant crocheted long coat/cardigan and a vintage dress on another shopper. Such a great way to interact with people.
I took part in a button necklace workshop...
and a felt bauble workshop. All good fun.
Then it was time for some light shopping.
I spotted this amazing fabric with the rose border.(comes in two colour ways) Luckily I had the foresight to take along a few patterns so that I could buy for a particular purpose and not just add to a useless stash pile. Clever, I know!
I am getting to grips now with vintage patterns and all of their foibles. I am going to have a go at the short sleeved dress with a zip down the front. Shall I make a muslin? nah... probably not.
Finally, after watching some demonstrations from Simple Sew I purchased this pattern. Who hasn't got enough fabric at home already for a peter pan collar sleeveless blouse?
Happy Making. Thanks for stopping by. Jo x