So, for today, here’s the rest of that haul! Two more patterns and some more fabric.
So, that fabric – this was a purchase of love:
Again, I couldn’t get the colour quite right in the photo, but it’s a soft mauve-grey – this tiny picture shows the colours a bit better:
Those flowers – it’s like some sort of sea-urchin blossom tree! So cute.
I have a metre of this fabric, but I can’t decide what to make with it – I could go for another blouse from that Maudella pattern I mentioned in Part 1 or I could go for something in Sew a Metre (AKA One Yard Wonders), which I bought the other day:
I just can’t decide! I really want to show off this pretty fabric, but I’m not sure what the best way would be – any thoughts?
As for the patterns – here’s one:
Another Ebay bargain (£4!). It is missing the trouser pattern pieces, but that length and width of leg does nothing for me, so no great loss! I mostly got it for that hooded top – it’s too cute! Perfect for a breezy spring day or a summer’s evening. Lush!
And the final pattern, which I instantly fell in love with – there’s something just so pretty and simple about it:
Luckily, I only had to pay £6.70 to win the auction (wewt!) – another bargain pattern! I love the two envelope pictures – that cerulean blue is just gorgeous and I love the idea of the contrasting fabric in the inverted pleats. I think I’ll need to do a little re-sizing as it’s a teen pattern, but it should be quite close – plus I now have Dolly to help out.
And thus concludes that haul – I also got some other bits and pieces, like curved needles, stick-on Thimble Pads (which just seem to fall off my finger after a little while – is that just me??) and large cover buttons to make a cushion like this one from Marks & Spencer (with that velvet that I mentioned the other day):
(One of the main reasons I bought Sew a Metre is because it has a pattern for a smocked cushion in the round very much like this! Huzzah!)