Nice to get one item done pretty quickly.
The idea was that I must make inroads into my stash. It certainly seems to have worked with this fabric.
I bought it together with a pink and also a grey version of the same pattern, and a different pattern but same fibre in blue, from Atlantic Silks in Electric Avenue, Brixton shortly before they closed up shop. I only paid a total £10 for five metres if I remember correctly. Another reason why my stash is out of control: I keep finding such great fabrics, great bargains or great patterns and colours. Or all combined. I just can't resist any of it.
This fabric irons a lot better than I thought. I am not wildly in love with the pattern but I hope it'll fill that gap in my wardrobe where a bright and highly patterned item goes. If there is such a gap...
|These colours are truer to life|
I'm curious to see how it washes and how often I'll wear it.
The grey fabric might become a summer dress, I got more of it. Let's see how quickly I'll get round to it. Then I "only" have to get through the pink and the blue fabric for more tops to get back to the stage I was at before the Brixton shopping trip.
Oh actually, I got a lovely white fabric too... Oops, I'd forgotten. But this one is reserved for a special project because it's beautiful fabric that needs to be used for something like a generously cut big over-blouse that can be worn over trousers or open instead of a light summer jacket... Something like that. I'd rather use up other fabrics than that one first.
Good thing I already sewed up the petrol fabric from the Market Row stall (I forgot to blog about this top, it's the same cut as the simple black top here), and have used the white calico from the same place on the Dress pattern drawing workshop in Brighton in January that I bought it for. Phew!