01 March 2014

Sewing Saturday and London's Goldhawk Road

A late night post for you this evening so that I can truly call it Sewing Saturday.

And what a wonderful albeit tiring Saturday it has been. Myself and 10 other ladies from the different Bristol Folk House sewing and dressmaking classes carried ourselves off on the 8:30am coach from Bristol to London on a fabric-finding mission along Goldhawk Road in West London. This place is a fabric mecca and I think upon arrival at the tube station, most of us felt like this:


I'd prepared a loose shopping list based on some patterns, energised myself with a smoothie and chocolate based pastry, and we were off! Lunch happened in the middle but four hours after us descending upon Goldhawk Road, each of the ladies had made some beautiful choices. It was an awesome day! I managed to pick up five different fabrics with an idea in mind for four of them: two dresses, a blouse and snood. Cannot wait. Sadly, these hastily taken photos do not do them justice!


Oh, and in the sewing/dressmaking arena, these Colette patterns arrived on Thursday from sewbox.co.uk. How gorgeous is the packaging?! And with our day off on Friday, Amy and I went on an IKEA mission to construct a sewing corner. We were grinning from ear to ear for a couple of hours after we'd finished assembling and organising this.



Jen

6 comments:

  1. What great fabrics! My sewing machine is still in Argentina, I miss it! Looking forward to seeing what you make xx

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, I'm quite in love with them. Aww you need to get your sewing machine back! I shall certainly share my attempts.

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  2. Love the geometric print! I'm a Colette fan too and have a half finished Peony. I'll get around to finishing it eventually (or more likely just make another with a more sensible fabric choice!).

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    1. I almost didn't get the geometric print but when I went back to the same shop, it still jumped out at me and was calling my name. I just had to get it! Ooh what is the Peony like to make/sew? I shall go with a New Look pattern and use the aubergine/purple fabric for my first dress I think. Keep it simple!

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  3. The geo is so cool I love it !!! You will have to make sure you show us what you make !! And well done with the sewing corner, Ikea construction is always fun !

    x victoria

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    1. It was a pretty decent price too; £8 a metre. IKEA construction really is fun! One could almost get addicted.

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