Wednesday, 10 August 2011

DRESSMAKING full circle

I couldn't resist whipping something up for my holiday to Wales. I wanted something super easy and material from the stash. So here we have it the first ever pattern I used New Look 6890, I was immensely proud of my first creation and still wear it alot.This time I made the version with long sleeves and I think I made a better job of the neck line, I also added a lacy trim which is most unlike me but I'm impressed how it has transformed my top and plan to use more.My new version is very 70s smock like (MrPB actually laughed aloud when I first showed him!) but when I'm wearing it I just love it, so it's fast becoming a summer favourite!

DRESSMAKING/CRAFTS Vintage textile fair

I have been very lucky today! I have known about the Hyson textile fairs for a while, they have talked about in many magazines, Country Living to Molly Makes, but I have never been able to make it, which is a true shame when Honiton and Chagford are both only 45minutes drive away.

Well today I have indulged myself, seeing as it is Summer holidays. The Honiton textile fair was easy to find in a little church hall off the busstling market town. I was instantly taken by this lovely cross stitch sampler just sat in the door way.

The hall itself was small enabling a dozen stalls, but each had wonderful selections of fabrics ribbons,trim and buttons. All I can say was it was heavenly!!

I got a little carried away and bought a few trims, and fabric ready to make my autumn wardrobe. I now wish I had bought a few more too!!

The buttons are ceramic, and totally lovely! The fabric they are sat on is a nice wool and the flower fabric of which there is meters of is a heavy cotton.

All in all a fab day, and yes I will be making it again and to the Chagford market to, as I now know how great it is!