Trouble with a capital T

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!




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