Friday, 30 October 2015

PRIMA Magazine - October 2015, Easy Slouch Top & Peasant Blouse

There's until the end of tomorrow to order the October 2015 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. 

PRIMA Magazine - October 2015 - Cover

For October 2015, Prima Magazine are offering 2 patterns. Simple, easy slouch top has a dipped back hemline, three-quarter length sleeves and can be made with either a boat neck or V-neck. The peasant blouse has a drawstring neckline, dipped back hemline and long raglan sleeves gathered at the wrists. The patterns as usual come in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, October 2015 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, October 2015 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, October 2015 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .

Thursday, 8 October 2015

My Haul - Walthamstow, Saturday 3rd October 2015

Walthamstow Market

I had the pleasure of visiting the bargain fabric-centre that is Walthamstow last Saturday in a great meet-up organised by the lovely Marilla.

Needless to say I was helpless to resist the wares and came away with quite a few purchases :-)!

There was a fair sized group of ladies in attendance - including Rachel & Kate from the new sewing community site! If you haven't checked it out yet, then please do.

Here's my haul from the day -->

Saeed's Fabrics: Grey Rib-Knit 1.5m (£6.00/m).

Grey Rib Knit Fabric

Fabric Store (No. 80 High Street): Dark-Grey Cotton/Lycra Jersey 1.5m (£2.00/m), 3m each of Moss-Green and Navy light-weight woven cotton 3m (£1.00/m), and Navy & White Striped Ponte 1.5m (£2.00/m).

Light Weight Cottons, Navy Striped Ponte & Grey Jersey

Market Stall: 4x Standard Zips (Blue, Green & Yellow, £1 for 4), and 1x Coral Thread spool (40p).

Beads & Buttons (No. 138): 4x 10" Beige Standard Zips (4 for £1), 3x 14" Beige Standard Zips (3 for £1), and Coral Thread spool 50p.

Zips and Thred

Fabric Market (shop at No. 134): Medium-weight, dark stretch Denim 6m (£5.00/m).

Stretch Denim 1  Stretch Denim 2

The Textile Centre (No. 223-225): 
Lots of light-weight printed Viscose's, all £2.20/m - 1.5m each of: Blue & Hearts, Black & Birds, Blue & Birds and *Aqua Blue Cameras. (*I also picked up 3m on behalf of Vicki too.)

Printed Light-Weight Viscose Fabrics

I also got a quick pic in of me, my infamous pink-trolley and Saeed (of 'Saeed Fabrics' shop no less).

Me & Saeed

On the day I wore one of my latest me-mades, my 6th version of the 'Deer and Doe' FREE 'Plantain' T-Shirt pattern. And, yes I know - I've been a bad, bad blogger - I should've posted about the 5x other Plantain tee that I've made already (and the 7th & 8th that I finished earlier this week too haha!). I love this pattern it's definitely a TNT (tried 'n' true) one for me now!

Plantain T-Shirt

Happy sewing peops!