in further preparation for saltaire makers fair at the weekend i went to our local fabric mecca in search of some much needed supplies.
i wasn't sure i would get what i needed as it's a bit of an aladdin's cave and can be hit and miss. i knew what i wanted to make but quite what i would come home with to make it was all part of the thrill.
i came home with this pile of beauties...amongst other things...ahem.
the denim is the most wonderfully soft indigo denim by designer paul smith no less. i wanted it to make some of these and originally bought it thinking i would be screen printing on it but actually when i had made a couple up i thought it didn't need anything adding.
i did however get some screen printing action going with item number 2 from the denim...
i did a little IG survey...knee length or thigh?
the overwhelming consensus was thigh.
this surprised me somewhat as i originally made them thigh but thought it a bit short so made one knee (or slightly above)
personally i thought this was better...
but apparently not.
we'll see what the punters at the weekend say.
by the end of play yesterday and doing my usual IG posting as i made, i had already sold all those i had made...whoops, none for the fair.
so today it was back to fabworks for...
and boy was i glad i did!
check out this gorgeous emerald green braid and liberty-esque fabric...i was in love!
more denim was acquired, the emerald bag was constructed and boy oh boy i was in love!
i'm not entirely sure this one will make it to the fair either...i think i'll be claiming it as mine...but the good news is that shopping take 2 consisted of enough to make a fair few more of this one...phew ;-)