Friday, 16 March 2012

A naughty little binge

So I needed notions for my VintageModern Challenge dress, and found myself with a relatively free lunch hour.

And off I went to People's Park, our local fabric haunt.

I have a love-hate relationship with this place.

It's a little old 3-storey building housing a decent array of dinky little natural-ventilation shops selling fabric bolts, that tend to be staffed by friendly (but slick!) old men and ladies. For the likes of me, underprivileged in the fabric-major-deal-warehouse and fabric-in-thrift-shops arenas, this is as close to fabric paradise as you get. I always get that buzzy high and permanent smile in this place. But the size of my fabric stash dictates that I should resist coming here often. Difficult, considering it's only a 10-minute walk from my workplace!

Anyway, like I said, I actually had a good reason for this visit.

And as usual, I emerged within the hour with a little more than what was on my shopping list.

At least each of these has a Planned Destiny.

The one on the left is a cotton blend with a nice silky touch. I'm planning to make it into this, when it become available online -

It's #108 from the 3/2012 Burda issue that I'm too cheap to buy, since this pattern is all I want from it. I'm hoping Burda will upload it for sale, failing which I will have to dig out my Pattern Magic book and draft the pattern for myself. Save me the work, Burda!

The one in the middle is a nice spotty cotton drill that I envision as a pair of straight-cut, flat front trousers or capris. Trousers probably, since I wear those to work occasionally (I might wear them more often if they were polka dotted!). Of course I forgot that sewing trousers scares the heck out of me!

And the one on the right is a very pretty light cotton voile. I bought 4 yards of it with the dreamy image of matching dresses/playsuits for myself and my girls. That might actually become a reality, since I think matchy-matchy mother-daughter things can be cute if done properly! Maybe a playsuit for me, a sundress for the big girl, and a summery top for the little one who hasn't much hair yet?


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  2. That dress pattern is TOTALLY up on Burdastyle now (but then you probably know that already)! :) And I'm resisting downloading it myself, it is super cute.

    I just got linked here by Clio, about your Darth Vader dress (AWESOME!), and have really enjoyed catching up. The purple shorts are especially cute!

  3. hello where art thou? it has been a while.