Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fabric-a-brac - November

Last Saturday Ria and I attended fabric-a-brac which is a semi-regular (I think its held quarterly) event in Wellington.

The event consists of a whole lot of stall holders selling fabric, patterns, notions and all things sewing related. The stalls sell second hand stuff - some things are vintage and some are contemporary and you can find some really amazing things.Here's my haul for the day - that fabric in the background is blue snakeskin! I think I will make some kind of high waisted pencil skirt with it. I really LOVE this pattern, its a little small but as its pretty basic Ria is going to help me make it a little bigger. I bought the buttons especially to go with the dress I am going to make with the pattern, its going to be a kind of black and white theme. Finally the stuff that looks like skull and crossbones bias binding is actually elastic so you can use it on stretch or non-stretch fabrics.

I also just wanted to share this song, because I love it at the moment!

6 comments:

Meghan Edge said...

I want to live where you live. That sounds fabulous.

Vix said...

That pattern is a stunner and I adore that snazzy snake print fabric. xxx

alicia said...

that sounds so fun! you got a lot of great treats - especially the skully elastic! <3

cb said...

that sounds like so much fun! the pattern you got looks like such a cute one! i want it!!
xo,
cb

Trees said...

@ Meg - Come and live in Wellington - it will be rad I promise!

@ Vix - I know, how AMAZING is that fabric *squee*

@ Alicia - I can never resist a good skull, they had some with stars on as well, I was tempted but the skulls won out on the day!

@Cb - My heart skipped a beat when I found this pattern!!

wait until the sunset said...

I love this song too, it's sad but lovely. I've listened to it on repeat like 5 times today.

Olivia :) x
Wait Until The Sunset