Finally I have finished
I have to admit, it’s not to my taste , but it will be
It has been a great learning curve, I suppose it’s all about practice, which I need a lot
This piece will be transformed, needs some experienced and talented hands
Not mine just yet.
Put it down to practice
But here it is, next time you see it, it surely will look different
Well since I was young Denim has been my favourite fabric.
For the last few years, Liberty Fabric is my passion
So, why not mix both of my favourite fabrics.
I love this dress, I truly do.
One day I hope to be as half as good as, the Lovely Lady that made this one for me.
Till then, she made my dream come true
I would pose with the dress but the whiteness of my body would just be too much for you to cope
I will take a picture in my Paradise, yes two weeks and I’ll be jetting off to Thailand
Can’t wait, meanwhile, here is the dress sans model
What better way to start the weekend, with a girlfriend, Fabric Shopping in London
Seriously does it get any better?
First stop…..where else but Liberty Fabric, seriously this is just the BEST, but the HARDEST
Seriously it’s just a very painful process, everywhere you turn, you just fall in love…. well I do.
It’s heart breaking, First you look at everything, then you look again and dream, after a few good minutes, you come back to earth, and that’s when the process of choosing start
You pick a few, you chat, you debate, you think, you use your common sense (almost impossible) by then, and finally you decide
It’s a long process, but the adrenaline is just running in your veins
It’s a super starting point.
Exhausted after that start, we then try Goldhawk Road, apparently and now we understand why, all the sewing people go.
It’s a Fabric Wonder world, ok let’s not compare it, with Liberty totally different but….
But well well worth it, for the fabric, the prices, the quality
Ok you have to enter in some not so big shops, divided most in three floors, with tiny staircases, in our case, we had rucksacks, after all we were going Fabric Shopping, and let’s say it gets tight in some of those stairs, some funny smells but nothing unbearable
We were wise and checked other blogs to see which ones were the favourites, so we ‘attacked’ those first, and they were right
There’s good, there’s bad and there’s very bad fabric choices but …. there’s something for everybody, that’s for sure
You just have to be patient, because in the end, the price compensates
So if you are in the Sewing World, patchwork, dressmaking , etc.…. it’s well well worth a visit
Pop in to Shepherds Bush Market, if you haven’t had enough by then, worth a look too, they too sell Fabric
Overall it was a Fantastic Day out, and my picks apart from a few more notions were these:
What a great Saturday it was.
Can’t wait for the next Fabric Shopping Experience
Wow it has been a long time, since my last post
Life just seems to be going too fast at the moment …. way to fast actually
Unfortunately not much sewing lately
Apart from Patchwork, I am at Uni doing a Pattern Cutting Course, and the second term is not as easy as the first, now we are more hands on, and with a lot more to do. If that wasn’t enough I also have to watch my online sewing courses, so at the moment, everyday I’m learning something new, and what a great feeling that is
So the blog suffers a bit, I have to admit, Facebook and Instagram, get update a bit more often.
But considering that I will be on holiday in a bit more than a month’s time, and thinking about that, and something I needed it, here is what I’ve done with 4 napkins, of excellent material and chance to try for the first time my French Seams, that I think are brilliant, because of that and the fabric being strong, there was no need to insert lining, which was great
Really pleased with the end result, here are a couple of Laundry Bags
I do like Selfridges shop windows
Always so imaginative
And today they didn’t disappoint either
I think that this is the perfect solution for me, use the umbrella quite a lot, the same can’t say about watering the plants
This one would be of great interest from my part too
Well also another interesting one, to cool down those hot cuppas
These following ones not so much for me
Not my style
And the last one, would not be the best wake up method for me …. nothing gentle about it
Prior t Christmas I was busy, with most of my presents being homemade.
Started earlier in the year, but the smaller ones were left to the end
The kids, had all special mats, and one of the sides was done with chalk fabric.
I have to admit brilliant to work with
There was (only) eight of them
Then some of the ladies had these
Handy for tea lovers to have on their handbags
And then for a Very Special Person and her knitting, a bag she kept asking me to do her one
Her wish came true this year
The rest you had the chance to see while I was doing them
It was a good year in terms of sewing
Let’s see what 2014 brings
Some dressmaking I guess
Well this is the time of the year that you can find some real bargains
I know people, that buy now, their presents for next year
That’s a bit too much for me, I can’t think that far ahead
But this year, and strolling at one of my favourite shops, yes I do love stationery, I just couldn’t resist
Specially when I saw that they were 70% off their normal price
Well I’m sorted for next Christmas lol
Hope you are having a great and relaxed Sunday
And today is the last day of 2013. personally a very good year, a year full of surprises and a few very good ones. A year that the word serenity was always present. Regarding 'Simply by Carla' there are plans. there are dreams But essentially going to dedicate myself to the Present, and keep it Simple, Peaceful and Enjoyable as 2013 was.
Let me wish you all the Very Best for 2014, enjoy Life and be Happy!!