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26 April 2017

Fabric Overload!!!

Well....what a fabulous day we had in Birmingham at The Rag Markets and what a lot of bargains we got.
I don't know where to start so I will just dive in and show you what I got.........

100% cotton, 60" wide £5 per metre and no flaws. Destined to become two more 'Edna' dresses

The black with pink flowers is a remnant of slightly under three metres and 60" wide for £4 the piece. the green with pink flowers 45" wide at £2 per metre and the pink broderie anglaise 60" wide for £5 per metre. All destined to become dresses and tops for Ruby. The lace is cotton,4" wide £2.50 a metre and will be used to trim a crop top for Ruby.

A bit of an indulgence at £8 per metre and I bought two metres to make a bag for my sewing machine. I can get this type of fabric from Derby market but it is £10 a metre.

Polycottons for crafting projects. £2 per metre so no cheaper than I can get it on Derby market but they did have a fantastic range.
The navy polycotton £2 per metre will become pyjamas for Andy and the white on white floral will be summer tops for Ruby and maybe a little dress for Marlowe.

Dark and light olive striped jersey. £2 per metre. I don't know what I am going to do with this....maybe a loose t shirt for summer. I got three metres and at 60" wide I should get two out of it.

Three dress zips for £2 and the thread cops were £1 each.

I was over the moon to find these summer dress/tops for wearing over leggings. Two for £10 so I bought four as summer will probably be just about over by the time I go again. They fit beautifully.  

I also got five metres of 60" wide black jersey for £10 which I am going to use to make a sleeveless cardigan and probably a skirt.

There were things I didn't find from my list.....embroidery threads.....I wanted to stock up on white and cream, bias binding....pretty shocking that not one of the haberdashery stalls had this and no flat waistband webbing for Andy's pj's so I will have to take a trip to Derby for those things.

Today my legs and shoulders ache like hell so I am just pottering around at home and trying to find places to put all this fabric until I can get to the projects I will be using it on.
Ruby is due for tea today so I can measure her up for the elastic for the waistband of her skirt and that can get finished. All the strips are sewn together for the Worn and Washed quilt....they just need trimming up before I make them into the quilt top and then I will get the pj's done for His Nibs which should only take an hour at the most although he won't be able to wear them until I get the webbing for the waistband.
Gosh I am going to be busy.....and I am so looking forward to it.

Hope you are all having a lovely day.
Sheila-x-

 

17 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it - you went to same chap that I go to for the £2 per metre fabrics - those are brilliant for linings - I picked up some of the white on white too - he's got plenty of choice hasn't he - I've got to go and pick some up off him for some 'Happy Birthday' bunting - sounds like that new sewing machine will be working over time soon with all those lovely fabrics you've got there xxx

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    1. Oh Trudie... I could quite happily have had some of everything off his stall....and he was such a funny guy too....he had me in stitches.
      I will definitely be going back later in the year for patchwork fabric as I spotted a stall selling Rose & Hubble. Even if it's the same price as I buy it elsewhere I won't worry as they had the biggest selection I have seen anywhere.
      I am so happy with everything I got.
      Birmingham should be very proud of their traders on that market they were all lovely people and we had the best bacon and egg sandwich for lunch that I ever eaten anywhere on a stall up at the end where the church is-x-

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  2. Sounds amazing, you've bought some gorgeous fabric and certainly won't have any spare time xx

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    1. It was amazing Cheryl. Some people were even selling fabric at 50p a metre although none of it was quite what I was looking for.
      I can't wait to start getting my projects done-x-

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  3. The black with little pink flowers piece is gorgeous...black and pink together are my favourite colours to wear.

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    1. It feels beautiful too Sooze and I aim to make Ruby a fit and flare dress for best with it-x-

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  4. love the ladybird fabric, wouldn't have a clue how to do any of the things you are going to make!

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    1. I could have bought lots of the fabrics in this range Sue but unfortunately I only need one sewing bag.
      I haven't much of a clue myself about the things I am going to make....I'll just wing it once I have read the pattern instructions....lol-x-

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  5. Love it all-what a good day you had spending your birthday money! I see we both were winners with Pam. I collect my sewing machine on Friday-hooray-I am seriously missing it! Catriona

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    1. I loved it there Catriona. The market has a fabulous atmosphere and there is so much to see.
      So chuffed that we both were chosen to receive one of Pam's giveaways.
      Enjoy your sewing machine-x-

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  6. Wow, what a great haul and at great prices.

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    1. You would love it....but it's a bit far for you to come now...lol-x-

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  7. Good heavens above Sheila...what potion are you drinking to have all this enthusiasm and energy? I could sure use some myself! x

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    1. The enthusiasm is always there but the energy comes and goes depending of which bits of me hurt on any given day.
      Today has been pretty vile painwise and all I have wanted is to curl up in a hot bath....pretty difficult when you only have a shower...lol. Roll on June when can rip that horrible thing out and get a bath put back in.
      Hope you are OK.
      Hugs-x-

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  8. Great buys Sheila, there's going to be two very lucky little girls looking very pretty this summer.

    Love how you say you'll have a pair of PJ's whipped up for Andy in an hour. That's the sort of sewer my Mum was. She'd start a dress for me and 3 hours later I'd be wearing it!

    Enjoy making all your things. xx

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  9. Lol Suzanne....the pattern for the PJ's is so easy. Each leg is in one piece so no side seam for the outer leg at all.
    I'll try them out with the navy fabric and if he likes them I can make him more-x-

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  10. All the fabrics are amazing, I love them! I so wish I was better at sewing but my skills are very limited indeed. I'd love to see some of your finished projects Sheila x

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