Today I went over to Fabrics Galore in Battersea, I’ve not been there for several months and went with a long list. The red crepe above is for an Anna dress, it drapes beautifully and is such a fabulous rich red. I’m also planning an Ellisalex dress in a fabulous grey wool,
the pattern calls for a medium – heavy weight woven and this fits the bill perfectly. My next dress (spot a theme?) New Look 6000 in the tweed below
thought this would work really well and have a real 60’s vibe. I also found some fantastic silk in a rich aubergine and planning on making a Laurel party dress. I had a desire for a chunky corduroy and found a fabulous rich taupe with a touch of cashmere. It gives a real softness to the tufted cord and a beautiful rich sheen.
I thought a simple cut skirt would work best for this, or even a pair of cropped cigarette trousers – or could you suggest another idea? There were some fantastic tweeds, double faced coating, boiled wool and wonderful brushed cotton (perfect for pj’s) amongst the hundreds of bolts. I now have a pile ready to be cut out, as soon as I finish a commision and can sew for myself. What have you planned for your autumn sewing?