Readers … Your Expert Guidance is Needed

I told a little fib, its 3m! Definitely has some man made in it but can clearly see a cotton weft .

I told a little fib, its 3m! Definitely has some man made in it but can clearly see a cotton weft .

50's crepe

I have posted to the same plea… HEEEEEEEELP!

…I confess it’s my own fault BUT I have more genuine vintage fabric than any sane human being should have. To the point that my up and coming vintage fair on 2 November at Spitalfields Old Market could potentially be awash with cushion families.

Now they say why fix what isn’t broke ~ my families sell VERY well but I do have some fabrics, this one in particular that really should become something else.

It is a wonderful 1050’s crepe bought from The Polished Button and it is even more lovely in the ‘flesh’. From memory I think I bought 2 m.

IDEA 1 : Full apron, made from one of my many vintage patterns

IDEA 2 : A little girls ‘party’ dress again from a vintage pattern

What do you think?  Do you think it lends itself to something else? I would love to hear your ideas as I am on a creative juice overflow…. hence this plea for help!


Ta Dah!

The vintage pattern from (who also trade on e bay) after some studying worked out beautifully. You can see I made modifications as I was keen to use the ric rac. 

The pattern being circa 1946 and from the USA took a little fathoming as they used very different ‘shorthand’ symbols but Sonny at the vintage pattern shop sent out a fantastic guide which I will use for many more projects. It shows how to size up and down patterns and gives excellent advice on fabric choice, To name but a few. Something intermediates will find invaluable!

Where Did Sunday Go?????

Following a lovely family party on Saturday night, merriment and dancing (no booze, I don’t drink), I was looking forward to my Sunday sewathon.

Big GAFAWF at this point….. Not a stitch was sewn and as a result no blog happiness that follows each Sunday Booooooo!

I believe the technical term for what happened yesterday is ‘getting old’. 

There was a time when a 2am finish was an early night, nope not now. I floundered all day and landed up in my PJ’s lazing in front of the TV in and out of conciousness and before I knew it Sunday was no more! What a waste of a day, so with renewed vigour I have made a list for today given I am home for the day.

I have rooted around for a vintage pattern that I bought a couple of months ago (obssessed all night over it), well victory is mine 🙂

Vintage apron broderie anglais from stash and beautiful red ric rac from my swap partner Jacq are sitting awaiting my attention in the living room. 

Just a couple of boring old house chores and then I’m on it! Of course dear reader will post here the finished result and as ever will welcome your comments……. Better get the boring atuff done, then its fun, fun, fun! 

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