For the first time in more than thirty years I went back to the street where I lived when I moved to London. This is Chatsworth Road, Clapton and this might be the shop I lived above. Only it was a shoe shop then and I lived at the back: yard view not street view. I really don’t know if it was the same place or not. How crazy is that?
On a more certain note, my other half’s mum gave me some money for a shopping spree in London and I bought all this fabric on Walthamstow Market for £50. Karen at Did you Make That? recommends the market and I can easily see why. If you can get along there on a Saturday it’s definitely worth it.
The striped fabric is pure wool made in Huddersfield – probably for trousers;
the purple is a wool type destined to be my first Minoru jacket, a practice for a waterproof and more expensive version ;
the turquoise is jersey for my next long sleeved tee shirt. I said there would be another and I meant it;
the spotty fabric is soft cotton for a dress – maybe Robe Sureau or New Look 6000.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my tee shirt – I really appreciate your encouragement. Pattern making seems the way to go if I can get to grips with it. Just think of being able to make anything you can imagine…….