I took the afternoon off yesterday and went the the 2016 Spring Knitting and Stitching show with a friend. We went last year and did our bank accounts some major damage. This year was no exception. In fact another friend hoped I would have wonderful time bankrupting myself! And suggested that at least as a pauper I’d be well dressed. A very apt comment indeed.
I carefully reviewed my pattern wishlist before going, studiously taking note of the fabric required for some of them. While useful, this didn’t stop me from getting into Trouble with a capital T.
I got a few gorgeous sweatshirt fabrics which I’m going to use to make the Linden Sweater (the green is actually much brighter than this picture suggests).
I also got this beautiful Tencel Wool for Blue Ginger Doll’s Bonnie (version C) plus I managed to pick up the pattern which I’ve been searching for for a while now.
After coming across Sew Over It’s stall (I wasn’t familiar with them before) and falling in love with the Silk Cami pattern, I proceeded to buy myself this gorgeous Liberty Lawn to make it out of.
I also got this beautiful fabric to make Colette’s Ginger Skirt. And no its not my poor photography – the fabric moves from dark to light.
This beautiful chambray poka-dot print is going to be Simplicy 1882 Version C.
And finally I got this lovely double gauze to make a blouse of some sorts – preferably pullover, no buttons, something to show off the print. Maybe Amy Butler’s Anna Tunic?
Now the last thing listed here isn’t anything I bought at the show, but I was inspired to now make. My friend who I went with introduced me the Marilla Walker Roberts Collection. The moment I saw it I knew I had finally found the pattern for this gorgeous bird print I picked up in japan last year. It is now destined to be a Dungaree Dress as long as I have enough fabric! Hurrah!
Its been very hard to concentrate at work today – all I’ve wanted to do is come home and sew!