Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bought some fabric

My New Years Resolution to not buy any craft materials has been going really well. If you consider that everything I have posted, twice a week since January, has been made out of materials I already have you will, I am sure, be impressed with my will power.


However, I really wanted to make this dress but I did not have a big enough piece of jersey to make it so I bought some. There I said it. I bought some fabric and that is absolutely fine by me. 


It is from Sherwood fabrics and I must say that I have had three orders of fabric from them in the past and none of them have sat in my stash cupboard for more than a fortnight before they are turned into something lovely to wear. It always comes wrapped in paper feeling like a little present to yourself.


Anyway it made a super dress with lovely ease in all the right places. Not tight on my armholes, some tummy room but fitted through the thighs. The fabric is such great quality, really thick and stretchy like a top brand long sleeved T-shirt fabric.


I enjoyed wearing it to the office last week and it was so comfortable for sitting in for long periods of time lesson planning on the computer. Too hot for today though...


Bruce was trying to get in on the photo and was licking my toes.


I finished it with a little tab. Love our Earth, Love your neighbours and don't forget to love yourself a little too.

I'm glad I bought it now. It felt such a treat when I had not been buying sale/craft/whim purchases for such a long time, I really did love myself a little with this one.

Here is another version my sewing pal made. 
Really spot on colour choice Beth. Whoohoo!


Enjoy the sunshine.
Jo xxx

14 comments:

  1. Lovely, so you spoiled yourself well I won't tell if you won't. Oh you already did.

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  2. Great dress. You have been so good on your fabric diet, think its allowed. I'd not seen this mag in the shops or i may have broken my "no Mags" diet! Love the little tag so fun. You are a teacher? What subject? I used to teach Drama at secondary school.

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    1. I teach adults English and maths. I also teach a sewing class so I am pretty pleased with Beth. It is her first ever garment. I know, how mean, I made her do jersey for her first thing! I knew she would look great in it though.

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  3. You have made another great investment in material, time, and effort, in my opinion :-) xx

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  4. Lovely dress!! You did a great job:)

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  5. It looks stunning, love the tag. I used to be a Nursery teacher and then went on to teach adults childcare courses.

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  6. I put myself on a "diet" at the beginning of every year. Jan-March I am not permitted to buy yarn, fabric or clothing. Helps keep things under control.
    Julie

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    1. Good plan Julie. I am getting through quite a bit of stuff already. X

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  7. Lovely dress! It doesn;t count if you sew it up straight away ;)
    X

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  8. Another success, Jo! For me, as soon as I make a firm resolution I'm itching to break it and temptation seems to be coming my way left and right. So better not to bother. That is my excuse for that big bag of yarn that will not fit into the cupboard and I'm sticking to it.
    Amalia
    xo

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  9. It's a really great dress, I would totally wear that. There is nothing wrong with buying the odd bit of fabric or yarn, or buying a whole load of it if that's what you want to do! Your stash busting this year has been admirable.

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  10. It was definitely worth buying the fabric as your dress is lovely!

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  11. You look fabulous in your new tee shirt and this wonderful dress. I think you are my sewing idol. Well done Jo.

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