A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway to win £50 of fabric over at an online shop I’ve recently discovered – WeaverDee.com
It was the first of 6 weekly giveaways, and there’s still 4 left. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning then I’d head over there sharpish!
Imagine my excitement when I received an email to say I’d won!!
Picture the scene – it’s 4am, I’m 10 hours into my first night shift with 2 hours still left. I’d been awake for 17 hours. I was flagging a bit. It was wild and windy outside and I was sat in the ambulance outside A&E wondering where control would be sending us next. I checked my emails whilst waiting…..
It’d only been sat in my inbox for 2 days!! An email telling me I’d won £50 to spend on fabric at WeaverDee!
I bet you can picture a very different scene now, inside the ambulance anyway!!
Needless to say the remaining 2 hours of my shift flew by and I couldn’t wait to get home so I could feast my eyes on their fabric selection!
It was really difficult to choose what to buy. I’m so easily drawn to pretty floral fabric and geometric patterns. This results in me having quite a colourful wardrobe, which is great in summer when I’m just matching a skirt/pants and a top, but come the cooler months when I need to layer 2 or 3 garments I can easily look like a 4 year old who has dressed themselves!
So instead I have a plan.
Here’s my fabric choices:
Might look a bit drab to some. No pinks or cute ditsy florals. But fabric that I’ll make wardrobe staples that will get lots of wear.
So, from the top:
The first 2 fabrics are going to be made into snuggly faux fur scarves with a satin back. I saw them on WeaverDees blog, where handmadeJane had made one and it looked like a quick an easy pressie for christmas. Jane has a tutorial on her blog how to make one. (yes Mum, one is for you!)
The next is a soft navy suiting fabric – I’ve ordered a metre to make a pair of trousers. Think they’ll be the SBCC Manhattan Pants. I’ve made them before in a moleskin and now I’ve lost a couple of inches they fit really well.
I’ve ordered 2 metres of cotton lawn to make an Archer. I’ve had the pattern traced off for over a year and not gotten round to it!
Black georgette – I’m thinking another shirt/blouse – I don’t have a particular pattern in mind but i’m swaying towards a pussy bow blouse.
Lastly this stretch herringbone fabric (below). I’m going to make a pair of pants for golf. Depending how much stretch there is I might even use my Ginger Jeans pattern.
So, if you’ve read all this you’ve not yet clicked on the link to enter! Go on….what you waiting for!!
PS sorry, I didn’t realise at first, but the giveaway is only open to those in the uk.