4 October 2011

What's On My Sewing Table...


Last week I was hunting fabric stores for some plain red oilcloth soft enough to make a Don't Look Now-inspired raincoat. Totally failed on that mission (any leads?) but I couldn't resist snatching up the last 90cm of this stunning Martha Negley cotton, Autumn Medley Maples. Stitching the leaf print design feels like a great way to welcome in the new season, and the colour palette is just soooooo gorgeous. I'm squeezing a pencil skirt out of it, using Burda Style's Jenny pattern. There isn't quite enough fabric for a high waistband so I'm making adjustments here and there. Hopefully I'll have a finished project to show you soon...

(PS. Don't forget to enter the fabric giveaway...)

[Sountrack: 'Harvest Moon' by Neil Young]

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous fabric choice! No wonder you had to snatch it up!

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  2. Lovely fabric--it's going to make a stunning skirt!

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  3. Oh that fabric looks delicious! Your skirt will be good enough to eat Tilly ;o)

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  4. oooooooooooooooooh.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!

    ooh.

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  5. Beautiful fabric! I'm sewing up a Jenny at the moment as well, although mine will be in a plain maroon (perhaps a bit similar to your first Jenny!) - so not quite as stunning! Can't wait to see the completed skirt.

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  6. This fabric is amazing! The Jenny is going to look so cute in this print. :)

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  7. Wowee! Totally fabulous. I was on tenterhooks trying to guess what you were making it into. Red oilcloth? Not sure but that is my abiding image of that film, oh yes, and being freaked out scared ( im not a very robust film viewer!)

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  8. WOW! That fabric is INCREDIBLE! I'mn totally searching for it online, as I type this comment!

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  9. Love Martha Negley, just made a quilt from her Flower Market range, that would have any 1950's dress fanatics swooning. Deeevine. Love that one too, love the idea of a pencil skirt in it.

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  10. Hey Tilly, I haven't seen the film you mentioned so maybe this is the wrong lead, but Topshop are doing a really nice red pvc raincoat at the moment. (I bought it and love it!) Here's the link if you're interested: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2256058&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208526&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=200

    Sorry that's quite a long link! I've tried looking for pvc fabric before and it's really hard to find colours and then the right thickness too...you might need to visit a really big fabric shop to find a selection. Maybe buying the coat outright is an easier option :)

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  11. There's this company:
    http://shop.norfolktextiles.co.uk/plain-oilcloths-101-c.asp
    Amanda

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  12. I've always loved that Martha N fabric. So luscious, and perfect for a fall pencil skirt!

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  13. I love the Jenny pattern, this fabric is perfect for it,I can't wait to see it! :)

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  14. Stunning Fabric!

    They have relatively thin oilcloth type fabric at Ikea that is red (and a few other colours) with white polka-dots, would that work?

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  15. Try http://www.etsy.com/shop/oilclothbytheyard or http://www.etsy.com/shop/Laminated

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  16. Swoonable fabric. Can't wait to see the end product.

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  17. That fabric is going to make one hot Jenny! :-)

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  18. Gorgeous fabric. I love this time of year. I wish I could wear orange/rust/bronze all year-round. Red oil-cloth...I keep a lookout for it around here.

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  19. I love it. A lot. Brilliant colours.

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  20. Ooh, that's some damn pretty fabric you have there little lady! xxx

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