Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fabric-a-brac: November 2013

A couple of weeks back I volunteered at Fabric-a-brac - If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know how much I LOVE fabric-a-brac! I'm even included in one of their blog posts here.

My friend Kat is one of the organisers of the event, when she did another shout out to see if any of the Wellington Sewing Bloggers Network girls would like to volunteer at the event this time around I put up my hand again. Last time I helped out on the Hospice stall and this time I was helping out in the cafe - serving up the treats and tea.


The cafe was very cute and homely - part of my job was to take cups of teas and treats out to people on a tray. I even wore an apron - I look almost domestic! I even wore a dress made from fabric that I bought from a previous fabric-a-brac.This photo is from the fabric-a-brac facebook page.
 This time around my main scores were sweet patterns from the 1960's - as you guys know, I'm all about the 1960s.







I also bought some fabric, my most recent laurel dress is from the purple fabric I bought at fabric-a-brac and I still have leftover fabric. What else should I make?




Finally how exciting is fabric-a-brac for sewing geeks? This photo really says it ALL! This is another photo from the fabric a brac facebook page - that's Kat on the left, me in the middle (DUH!) and Nikki on the right. All Wellington Sewing Blogger Network girls (of course!).

13 comments:

Camelia Crinoline said...

Fabric-a-brac sounds amazing. I love that first Maudella pattern. I'm super into the 60s space uniform type dresses. I can't wait to see what you make with the patterns and fabric you got.

Thera Joyce said...

You look so darling in your apron! And I love all the fabric you bought. I'm a floral girl at heart. :)

two squirrels said...

Yay what fabulous patterns......amazing fabric too!!!!!! You look super cute in the pinny serving yummy cake and tea.
Love v

Vix said...

That looks and sounds a fabulous thing to be involved in! You look adorable in your pinny and in that last picture. Can't wait to see what you make next! x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Looks like a super fun day. I love that first Maudella pattern too. That bodice detail is rad. How's the sinus? Xx

Helga! said...

That first Maudella pattern and the very last one are rocking my world, baby!!! And you DO look QUITE the Domestic Goddess! I hope Rich doesn't get any ideas!!! XXX

pastcaring said...

That last photo really does say it all! Fabulous Fabric Fun!
Love the patterns you found. Aren't the illustrations just so cool? And great fabrics too, I bet it was loads of fun. xxxx

Macska said...

Yay for Fabric-a-brac! So, so much fun. :-)

Haha, that last photo is hilarious! I believe that was the moment we spotted tiny birds or elephants or something in the fabric?

Nikki said...

So many lovely pretties, it's hard to know where to start! The fabric for your laurel is so lovely, the colours are fab. Fabric a brac is certainly the place to go.

Sandra said...

Such a cute pinnie! Your haul from the frabic-a-bra is impressive :)

JuanitaTortilla said...

You look really cute playing the role of a domestic hostess :)

Those shift dress patterns -- niiice...

CityScape Skybaby said...

I love the black fabric with the cherry blossoms and birdies , and you look totally in your element Trees, especially love the last picture of you all together and absorbed in w ha t you're doing. xx

alicia said...

i just love saying fabric-a-brac. plus you look super cute in your apron! <3