Friday, 5 October 2012

Unexpected treasure...

Now I love a bargain - doesn't everyone?!  Well I found a super bargain last week when doing the weekly shop at my local supermarket.  Although I had noticed that they were stocking a small selection of Red Heart yarn (usually hard to find in the UK and I am very envious of all you crafty people Stateside!), I hadn't indulged mainly as I have been watching the pennies...

Imagine my delight and disbelief when I saw that the oh so gorgeous (my favourite) green, just perfect for remaking and re-testing my own original design Seashell Cardigan with, was on sale at £1.19 (formerly £4.99!!)  I scooped up the remaining six balls and added them to my trolley of fruit, veg, milk, bread, cat food, etc....It seemed wrong to be able to buy wool there but I wasn't complaining!!

Also, I returned to Ikea to purchase some much-needed stash storage in the form of Hol (I just love the names and whole concept), and felt I had to buy this beautiful striped fabric...

I could really see this as a skirt - the fabric is a lovely weight and has a real boutique-y feel as the stripes are slightly raised.  I love stripes - versatile, a little bit quirky and most definitely unique.  I could imagine the skirt to be a little 60s inspired, A- line with a deep inverted centre pleat.  And then I remembered buying a dress pattern on Ebay a couple of months ago (for the drastic sume of £1.99!)


It's an original Sunday People pattern number 436  - a  60s mod style dress with the option of full or 3/4 length sleeves(my favourite).  As I bought the last on the bolt, roughly a metre and a half, I will have to make the top half of the dress and the sleeves in a plain black or charcoal cotton.  What do you think?

This is definitely top of the must make pile now the cooler weather is imminent but I must hem a dress and finish my Colette Hazel dress first.  I really am trying to stick to my new habit of finishing something before cutting out the next.  No time like the present and I'll strike while the iron is hot...

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