Tag Archives: shopping

Textile investment

Is it sad that I took an annual leave day to get to Gay Naffine’s sale? I think anyone reading this blog will understand… I met a few of you for the first time at the sale; that was so … Continue reading

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Isle of Skye buttons

I found these buttons in a shop in Portree: Skye Batiks. Their main line is in garments sewn by a group of Isle of Skye sewists from bright handwoven cotton from Sri Lanka. Not what you except in Scotland. Their … Continue reading

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The after effects of the fabric sale

Blues Graphic blue and grey print silk cotton blend Blue border print silk cotton blend Blue and white stripe silk chiffon ( to coordinate with the border print, perhaps..) Teal blue stretch cotton woven Neutrals Cream and taupe stripe stretch … Continue reading

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Travelling stuff

This is a long meandering post about what I packed and wore whilst travelling for work to Europe in July, what sewing stuff I bought and some of the places I visited. Long and meandering. And somewhat self indulgent. You … Continue reading

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Fabric Gluttony

The evidence:  Anyone else in Adelaide go to Gay Naffine and Lucy Giles’ fabric sale? What did you get?

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Temptation is purple jacquard reversible fabric

Shall I or shan’t I? Participate in Tessuti’s competition, that is ( not buy more fabric! What do you think I am, a compulsive fabric buyer collector??!) Can you see a great retro dress made from this fabric? Burdastyle 12-2012-141 … Continue reading

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Lucy Giles and Gay Naffine to the rescue (again)

This jacket has been waiting for buttonholes for several weeks. I made them today and sewed on the buttons. I even made a start on the matching skirt. Why? Mojo restored by fabric buying. Anyone else experienced this? This is … Continue reading

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