1 Sep

Sewing shopI’ve just returned from an amazing holiday to Edinburgh to visit my BFF, which of course required a trip to the fabric shops. There don’t appear to be many options in Edinburgh, however the one and only shop we did go to, I was giddy with excitement in. This is a picture of me when I was simply ready to burst with excitement.

Edinburgh Fabrics has an amazing collection of Harris tweed and Moon tweed. And in the end I came away with four pieces, plus one for my BFF which I’m going to make into cute little winter shorts. So I have four new garments to add to my wardrobe planning.

First up is this amazing Harris tweed.  While £38 a very narrow meter, it practically jumped out, ran over and climbing into my bag the moment we walked in the store. I’m now searching for the perfect A-line skirt to make it up in.

Then this beautiful Moon wool in a heather color on sale for £25 a meter. This is going to Colette’s Phoebe dress.

We’d spent the previous day in Walker Slater, and it was sooo inspiring. So when I saw this subtle tartan (again £25 a meter) from Moon I knew it was going to  be the  Pleated pencil skirt  from Delia Creates.

I love flecked wool so was really excited to find this beautiful charcoal Moon wool with tiny turquoise, red and yellow flecks (£25 a meter). It may be another pleated pencil skirt or it may be a little blazer.

Finally is this lovely Moon wool my BFF got (alas not on sale, so £35), which are going to be for some Maritime shorts.



9 Responses to “TWEED”

  1. felicia September 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow, fabulous fabrics. As a Canadian, I would have thought Edinburgh would be full of gorgeous wools, especially Harris tweeds.


    • rosemary September 2, 2016 at 8:50 am #

      Me too! It was amazing for tweeds, but just not as many fabric shops as I had expected.


  2. craftysewandsewindorset September 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

    Expensive shopping trip but beautiful fabrics, very jealous!!


    • rosemary September 2, 2016 at 8:51 am #

      It did indeed break the bank, but I hope to make things I’ll be wearing for the next 10 years… Fingers crossed.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Linda Wilson September 2, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    So pleased you obviously enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with the fabric. 🙂


    • rosemary September 2, 2016 at 8:51 am #

      It was great Linda! I’m going to do a few practice runs before I dare to cut it up!

      Liked by 1 person


  1. Understated elegance | Thimble & Threads - November 26, 2016

    […] I was ready venture into the land of sewing with tweed. I knew as soon as I found this fabric on my trip to Edinburgh that I wanted a pencil skirt out of it. It’s a light weight wool from Moon Yorkshire Tweed […]


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