Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fabric Free February - Almost...

I was in a fabric shop this week looking for wool for my Mum to knit the jacket for my 1940's bear, when I spied this wonderful knit fabric. It reminds me of stained glass windows and persian carpets and it is in my favourite colour combination too. I walked out, without buying any, thinking it was my Fabric Free February month still. When I went back to purchase the wool, I thought I would just get a bit of the fabric to make the feature scarf/collar of this Kwik Sew top 3826, and then I would still kind of, sort of and very nearly, be keeping my pledge. I didn't have the pattern with me, and had not looked at the pattern pieces for ages, so after discussions with the sales assistant, it seems that I would have to buy nearly a metre to get the length of the scarf/collar, and what can you do with the left over bit of a metre? So I ended up buying 2 so I could cut the collar/scarf out, and use the rest for another top or skirt.

When I got home and checked the pattern pieces, I was glad I bought 2 metres as the collar/scarf is huge! I am going to make the whole top out of the Persian Carpet fabric.

As I am a fairly short person, it will probably be good on me to have a vertical line breaking up all those circles, which are fairly large. Failing that, I can just make a flared skirt out of it, but I am really taken with the Kwik Sew top.

I have finished tweaking the pattern for my peasant style Liberty fabric top, so I plan to cut it out and start sewing it up this weekend. I will show you the progress on this soon.

I would like to extend a big thankyou to AudraBark1 for signing up to my blog, and leaving some comments! She has 2 fantastic doll collecting blogs; Dolly Fever and Dollies With Holes in Their Stockings. You should go visit.


AudraBark1 said...

Thank you for mentioning me, Lizzie. I am sadly behind in my blogging but will catch up soon. I counted all my bears and I actually have 47!

I no longer attempt to sew clothing for myself (things usually didn't turn out quite right) but I do like to sew for the dolls. And they never complain.

Lizzie said...

Yes, my dolls are like that too :-). I don't make very complex clothes for myself in case they don't work out. Looks like i have a way to go before i get to your number of bears! Making a bear is one of my upcoming projects, but if it works out i won't get to keep it as it is for a gift.

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