Friday, 29 April 2016

Friday I'm In Love - The Palazzo Print Anna

Hey Peeps!

How's your week been? Mine has been busy and a little stressful but fun nevertheless. I've been splitting my week between working at home and sewing at the shop which is working out quite well I do seem to forgot to have a day off though! The only thing I can't really do at the shop is draft patterns and cut out fabric as the long table I have there isn't tall enough to comfortably do those activities but I have some Ikea trestle legs on the way which should solve that minor issue.

So today I have another By Hand London Anna/Kittenish Behaviour hybrid to show you.....
......this time it's the Timeless Treasure Palazzo print quilting cotton that my Mum bought a couple of years ago. If you follow my YouTube channel you'll have seen this in my March Sewn Look Book.
Mum initially bought this for herself but it was very kindly donated to me as it really isn't a colour way she is usually attracted to.....especially as they also make it in this colour way...
....there may be a few yards of this on it's way.....! I don't really have anything new to tell you about the Anna/KB hybrid, this is the fourteenth (I think) that I've made and it still won't be the last. It's easy to make, comfortable to wear and I like the versatility of the different necklines and hemlines.

Now I have more fabric than I could possibly sew up this year but that doesn't stop me browsing my favourite fabric shops for more (MOAR!) to add to my collection. This week I've been drawn to these....
Michael Miller Verity / Sew Over It Honey Bees
Sew Over It Imogen Blue Floral / Sew Over It California
.....the first print is not available anymore (I believe) but I've managed to get hold of a small bolt so there will be some available in the shop soon if you're interested. I have so many dresses that I really ought to make myself some separates......who am I kidding...this will definitely be a dress! Next is a gorgeous cotton lawn with little honey bees, I really like this pink colour way but I'm also eyeing up the olive one too (I must have all the fabric....) I think it would make a gorgeous shirt and I've drafted just the pattern for that! Then we have another cotton lawn this time with a beautiful little floral print, I think this would make an adorable shirt dress with red topstitching and red buttons. Lastly I was really drawn to the beautiful print on this fabric and it turns out it was originally designed for woven swimwear  and behaves like a lightweight cotton! I think if I do get my hands on some I will take Sew Over It's advice and make a circle skirt out of it.....but with more fabric in my stash than I can reasonably tackle this year I ought not to buy any of these.....well maybe just one two of them. That'd be ok....right?

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