Was it was here?

Chatsworth Road, Clapton

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?

Birthday fabric

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 ;

Minoru pattern

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…….

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