Monday, 31 May 2010

Couldn't resist...


Whilst visiting my daughter in Norwich a few weeks ago I was lucky to find this shop. This is a sewers' paradise , I think I 'drooled' my way round this store. It was fantastic! As well as buying cord material for Winter clothes I also bought a panel of this 100% linen border print.
Now I don't need another summer skirt, lol!!! But this material is so fresh, summery, whatever ,and at £4.95 a panel of 54" wide it was a snip(excuse the pun!!!)
Once home I found a very old skirt pattern(so old the drawing on the front is illegible, consequently I haven't a photo to show you) and in less than a week here is my gorgeous skirt. It is lined and all I have left to do is find a fastening for the waistband, but I love it.

Keen sewers in Norwich are so lucky as on the same street as Anglian Fashion Fabrics is 'Sew Creative'. Here I found wool. patchwork and quilting supplies and sewing machines that I see in my dreams. In here, I did buy some material for quilting and some wool , unfortunately not a new machine , but my Janome Jubilee is a gem and I would miss it. The service was excellent and the shop a delight.

It is just as well I don't live in Norwich as I think I would be bankrupt by now, lol!!!!

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

That fabric is perfect for a summery skirt, just need to encourage the sun back out now.

Hannah Stoneham said...

It looks lovely... my parents live just outside Norwich and I know that shop well, i don't blame you a bit for being tempted!

thanks for shareing
Hannah

JoAnn said...

Your skirt is just beautiful!

Christina (Ume) said...

The skirt looks great! Truly a fun, summer fabric. I recently bought a ton of new fabrics to make flowers with and I wish I had found a green like this!

Mary M said...

Beautiful skirt! You are a talented seamstress...

Those shops in Norwich sound like alot of fun...I might just have to check them out! ;-)

Vintage Reading said...

I wish I had the talent to make a lovely summer skirt, but sadly I don't. Perfect for summer.

Barbara said...

Did not know that your daughter lived in Norwich. Lovely town as is Cambridge of course.

Enjoyed the post on your farm abd you brought back memories of my seeing Sarah and Michael in Phantom on Broadway.

Hall not part of our church incidentally. It is a retreat centre where I am a trustee.
Have a blessed weekend.

stacybuckeye said...

It's material likes this that makes me wish I could sew. Such a cute skirt!