I bought this fabric at a bargain £5 a metre at the end of last year and wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it. It only seemed sensible to make a dress out of it, right?! The colourings are a bit pale for my skin tone (not being helped by G+!) but I couldn't resist the cute little teacups and thought it would make the perfect dress for my cousins birthday tea party next month.
Dress: Made by me using Tea Party Cups by Timeless Treasures
On Sunday Char and I made the trip to the Sewing For Pleasure show at the NEC. I wasn't sure what to expect but hoped this would mean lots of bargain fabrics. It was partly true as I did managed to pick up some gems including this amazing Outfox the Fox fabric by Lizzy House for just £6 a metre, John Lewis are selling her current range for a whopping £16 a metre!!
I had hunted high and low for some of this foxy delight but hadn't managed to track any down online so thank you Fabrics Galore for the bargain. I also went a bit fruit crazy picking up two different fruity delights both for £7 a metre. I got to see some of the fabric I had my eye on in the flesh too but didn't purchase those as they were actually more expensive at the show than I can buy them for online. It is nice to get to touch the fabrics rather than try and work out what they are like from the smallest photo on a website.
I have a day off tomorrow so a day of sewing awaits, perfect!