Behind The Scenes In Pictures #1

behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comThese little guys will be my new helpers when I can’t use pins, e.g. for leather or delicate fabrics. Found at Tiger in Cambridge.Behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.com During our very short trip to Cambridge, I also bought these super cute wooden buttons at the market.

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Speaking of buttons, I spend my saturday evening sorting vintage buttons! I got two very large boxes of buttons from my grandma and a friend of hers. These included a lot of very cool vintage buttons, metallic, leather, mother of pearl and also a whole lot of 1960’s/1970’s plastic buttons. Woot, woot!Behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Back to Burda for a little while! An almost finished dress (I still have to add buttons and buttonholes). And I will have to sew a slip dress for underneath. I love stripes!

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I went fabric shopping with two of my sewing friends last week. I love the white jersey with the golden feathers print. I also bought matching ligth grey lining for the cream-colourd georgette with light grey dots. Summer dress with Peter Pan collar, maybe?

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Getting used to working with some independent patterns lately. The pinstripe jersey was also a bargain found at Goldhawk Road last week, only £1.50 pm. Here see you my Lady Skater dress planning – I finished the dress yesterday and went out to eat pasta and apple crumble with Mr Thisblogisnotforyou.

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On our way back home we came by a pop-up vintage sale where I bought two absolutely adorable vintage compact mirrors, probably from the 1950’s. One seems to be a souvenir from Paris, the other one is from an English company, Kigu.Behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Lego R2D2 says hi.Behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I always obsessing about something. At the moment it is Gabrielle Chanel and how she revolutionised fashion. I want to sew a Chanel-style jacket this year, just haven’t found the right fabric yet.

What have you been up to?


Happy sewing!

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6 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes In Pictures #1

    1. I’m afraid I will have the same troubles I had with my last rubber print jersey…but the feathers are worth it! 🙂

  1. Are the little zebras pegs, because that’s what we used to hold the leather together in the shoemaking class? They are so cute and such a great idea. These buttons are amazing. I guess we should visit Camden at some point together so that you can show me where you spotted them 🙂 I can’t remember having seen a button stall there!!

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