I suppose I ought to feel mildly ashamed, but no, I’m not ;o) After my trip to Leeds, I came home to find it had rained fabric, and then yesterday I met up with a group of Scottish garment sewing bloggers, and we relieved Mandors of quite a bit of fabric ahead of their annual stock take today, wasn’t that nice of us?
This is a quilting cotton that is destined to be the lining of a bag I have planned, which has bigger bikes on the outside.
This is a fun Alexander Henry print, which I will use to make something sewing bag related, but I don’t know exactly what yet, but, you know, again, it was in the sale!
‘Mr Mandors’, as I always mentally refer to the boss, put me on to this stuff. I really wanted to find something like a heavy weight wool, but wasn’t actually wool (due to horrible allergies to the stuff) This is a beautiful polyester blend, that is the same sort of weight as the heavy wool home dec weight fabric, but actually seems to have a slightly more stable back for adding interfacing and the like. It was quite hard to photograph, as it’s all soft blues and greens with those cream and chocolate stripes.
I added this to my corduroy ‘to make a skirt’ collection. I have quite a large collection, and no skirts…
I haven’t quite decided what I need to do with this, and it was a nightmare to try and photograph, but you can see at the edges that it’s a textured corduroy.
Finally I went dumpster diving into the scrap bins and pulled a fabulous selection of fabrics of all colours, materials and textures. I have plans for what to do with them, for the most part, but as it’s really along the embellishment line, you’ll be thrilled to know that a) they won’t all be seen together, and b) it won’t be any time soon given the pile of other projects I have on. They were only £5 for 10 though, so I really couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Honestly, I couldn’t…