Friday, 20 May 2011

Oh No! Look what arrived in the post this morning......

Oh dear, what's a girl to do?

Remember my sister and I went to London before the Royal Wedding?  Remember we spent around 4 hours in Liberty?  Well this has just arrived:

All I have to do is spend £100 and get £15 off.....  Here's the wish list:

A McQueen jade skull scarf

early morning wake up call


fabric (I wanted to buy this one when we went to the shop, but
didn't think it would  work with the pattern I had in mind....)

Love this!

I used to have a Liberty tie up watch, and they're all the rage again

and more fabric - something for Ian

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

So if the scarf is about £90 I think I may have blown the budget by the time I've reached the Vivienne Westwood skirt!

But this has been an interesting exercise for me.  I always sew from commercial patterns and never think to look at what's "hot" on the high street.  I know alot of sewing bloggers look at catwalk stills and sew from there, but it never occurred to me to do that.  So there's a change a-comin'.  I could easily make that Sonia Rykiel  stripe skirt and there's a lovely one-button Paul Smith jacket that would look great with it too.

So I'm off to build a file of images I not just like, but LOVE.  I 'll carry on working through the stash, but I think some of that fabric's got to be given away.  There's just TOO much of it.

Oh, and I won't be using the voucher to purchase more fabric!

Have a good weekend all.  We're going back up North to Leeds for the weekend and I'm really looking forward to it.


Peggy's Closet said...

Lucky you! Happy planning! ~ Peggy

Kestrel said...

Like you, I've also been thinking recently about looking more at existing clothing for inspiration - normally I'm led by the pattern and fabric.