Friday, 8 March 2013

Third Time's A Charm - Sinbad & Sailor Dove Fitted T (And Hobbycraft & Creative Stitches @ SECC)

Oh I've only gone and made another one...surely this is true testament to how much I love this pattern and top!  Feel free to nosey at my previous ones here and here.  I honestly can't rave about this pattern enough and I've got to say this third version is my favorite by far.

I've used a new summer cotton from work.  I'm pretty sure it's Liberty-inspired (read: copy) as we all think we recognise it but not in those colours.  However it's somewhat mid-range price at £10.99m, but since I only need 1m for this fab little tee, we can all agree that's a pretty bargainous top!  I really love the fabric, the colours are so vibrant against the white background and when I wore it on Monday, quite a few people commented on how unusual the print was.  THAT'S WHY I DRESS MAKE PEOPLE!  I love to be unique and have something I'm pretty confident no one else has so sewing is the perfect outlet for this!

I've actually been pretty busy sewing this week,  I got my Chanel Jacket #2 cut out, sewn up and hand finished in less than two days!  And I adore it, I'm just waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it.  I'm also super impressed by how quickly I made it up.  Expect a post about it next week some time.

And finally, yesterday I made my annual trip to Hobbycraft and Creative Stitches at the SECC.  Now, this show is a mecca for knitting and quilting, card making and paper crafts and not so much on the dressmaking.  However this year I actually came home with quite a few things.  I spent all my money at M Rosenberg & Son's stand which had some beautiful cottons, silks and polys and the man (who I want to assume is Son?) was so knowledgeable about his fabrics!  My mum also got a poly from him as well as viscose print from Abakhan (look out for my mum's debut on the blog coming soon!) and she was quite impressed with the show as this is the first year she managed to make it along.  She also bought some fancy cheese which stank out the car but if cheese is your thing, I'd recommend checking that out too!  The show is on until Sunday and I would thoroughly advise you to go along and have a look if you have some free time, we got our tickets via Itison who had them at £3off door entry.

I totally have plans for the fabrics I bought at the show, which makes a change for me!  The cow-print is going to be a summer dress (Cow's are my favourite animal, don't ask.), the pink-mix cotton voile will be the top version of Victory Patterns Simone and the blue-mix print is for the ByHand London Elisalex Sew-Along.  The other two fabrics are those for my mum, we know the paisley border poly will be a basic top and the navy viscose print a dress, but not which dress exactly.  I've also got some jersey's from work that are waiting to be sewn up, which is where I'm headed now.  What's on your sewing table?

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to the Show tomorrow and can't wait!
    Glad to hear there will be some dress making fabric there. I thought it might be mostly quilting - but that's okay with me too! I know I'll be spending regardless! Glad you had a great time.

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    1. You'll have a fab time! There are quite a few dressmaking bolts amongst some of the quilt-looking stands but I'm sure with a good rummage you'll find loads of fab things! The show is also quite good for tools, a bit cheaper as well. If you can you should also try and pop into Mandors if you don't find any dressmaking stuff at the show, we're getting our new summer stock in at the mo, all very exciting!

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  2. Didn't know about this show but will bear it in mind for next time! This is a lovely selection of fabrics, and the cows are gorgeous!

    I also love the liberty-style fabric and am wondering if that would wirk for my Mad Men Challenge dress!

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    1. I love the cows! Although I'm not quite sure what kind of dress would be appropriate! ha The liberty style one is a mid-weight cotton, so would be fine for a dress, I was quite surprised by how crease-free I was at the end of the day as well (the photos above were taken about 7ish after being at uni and work). You would probably have to line it for a dress though, but only with a poly-cotton or lighter cotton!

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  3. What a cute top! And I love your fabric haul-- looking forward to watching them become dresses!

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    1. Thanks love! I'm thinking of doing Colette's Hazel dress for the cows, figure my namesake pattern should be made out of fabric with my favourite animal on it!

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