I had a lovely time buying fabric this weekend in London. First of all I went to Cloth House on Berwick Street where I bought two knits and a piece of linen. The first knit is 1.6m of quite a thick a grey jersey that I’d like to use for Burda 117a 02/2012. I have been inspired by Catherine Daze’s wonderful version; her’s is black but I thought I’d go for grey. The second knit is 1.3m of plain black for skirt 118 in the current (03/2012) version of Burda There seems to be a lot of fabric here for such a small skirt! Lastly I bought 2.5m of some beautiful, silver grey linen. Silver grey is one of my favourite colours. I’m not sure what to do with it yet but I have been inspired by a Japanese book I have (in French) called “Jolies Robes Toutes Simples” by Machiko Kayaki.
I then went on to John Lewis in Oxford Street to buy some haberdashery items. Usually I don’t think much of John Lewis’s fabric selection but this time I found 1.3m of blue stripy chambray which will be perfect for skirt 128, also from this month’s Burda.
Lastly I went to Raystitch in Islington. Have you been there? It is a lovely shop, they sell the best cakes and coffee and have a great selection of fabrics and patterns. I chose 1.8m of liberty print jersey (in fact it was the end of the roll so I think I got about 2m) in black and cream. I would like to use this to make V1257 and DKNY dress. I’ve had a go at this pattern once before and came horribly unstuck as the arms are cut very narrow. Having read various pattern reviews I now realise I’m not alone in having had problems but stitches and seams version is very nice so I’d like to have another go.