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.
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.