Time to share my pattern and fabric additions from February!
This is a new thing for me. I often add the odd photo to my Sunday Sevens but then I forget where I bought or acquired fabric and patterns so hopefully by writing a monthly post of my acquisitions it’ll help me and might be of interest to you too!
For starters the description absolutely cracks me up!
Make a riding shirt that’s uniquely yours. Misses’ fitted equestrian performance shirt has front separating zipper and uses heavy weight interfacing in collar and cuff for a stiff shape.
It’s years since I last sat on a horse, but I was drawn to this pattern as I thought I could make a lightweight jacket for golf or to wear with jeans. Or shorten the sleeves and make a zip up T shirt for golf.
I’ve been watching the underwear making antics from the sidelines for some time. Since stopping smoking I’ve always felt I was a few pounds heavier than I would like to be and I didn’t want to go to trouble of making my bras and then loosing weight and then being too big. But since loosing a few pounds and needing less support I thought maybe now is the time.
I chose this particular pattern as Madalynne who designed it has made a video tutorial to accompany it which i thought would be useful for a newbie bra maker like me. I’ve yet to decide if i’ll make the matching bloomers!! It might depend how much the fabric costs as they look like they’re quite fabric hungry!!
The next 3 patterns I picked up at the pattern and fabric swap at SewDownDewsbury. I don’t know who donated these patterns but thankyou!! I’m grateful you did!!
The Vintage one on the left cost 3/- and surprisingly is my size, or there abouts. Previously when I’ve seen vintage patterns they’ve been for a 34″ bust and a 22″ waist or other ridiculous sizes out of my range!
Newlook 6860 I thought would make some pretty summer dresses for the hot balmy days when I’m watching H play cricket (yes I’m an eternal optimist!).
McCalls 6083 – with Jumping Into June the Revival coming soon can a girl have too many Jumpsuit patterns??!
This fabric was brought all the way from Germany by Chris. I wonder if this is the most travelled fabric ever to be donated at a fabric and pattern swap! Well, me and Karen from Wakey Makes decided both liked it and there was quite a bit, maybe 2 1/2 metres so we’re going to share it. The colour was hard to photograph. It’s best describes I’d say as Air Force blue, and is a thick stable knit and feels like some sort of technical fabric. The squares are embossed and are shiny! Maybe Chris could shed more light on this fabric….?
Padding for my bottom!! Sharon from Stretch Nation makes active wear to sell and also supplies fabric for making your own. She’s recently started stocking padding for cycling shorts.
My goodie bag from Margeret in the goodie bag swap. She was all bothered that she couldn’t make anything as her arm had been in plaster until just before the meet up but she put together a gorgeous and thoughtful set of goodies.
I didn’t intend to buy any fabric at the meet up. My Cora app is almost crash with being overloaded and I wasn’t sure it could take any more!! But I couldn’t resist these 2..
Cream scuba with a gold leaf print. Now who wouldn’t want this in their stash at only £5 a yard!? It’s destined to be a skirt for golf, I’d only need 1/2 a yard for that to maybe it will be a dress….i’m not sure? Or maybe I should go back and buy some more as I’ve just ordered another jumpsuit pattern and this could make one crazy jumpsuit!!
Pink and black stretch cotton sateen – also £5 a yard. And also bought with the idea of making a skirt for golf.
I also have a bag of fabric that I’ve been gifted by a Helen, a sewing buddy but I’ve not had chance to photograph it yet, so I share that next month!