These 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. During our very short trip to Cambridge, I also bought these super cute wooden buttons at the market.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
Lego R2D2 says hi.
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?
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6 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes In Pictures #1”
Omg, treasures!! Love the gold feathers!!! I’m practically drooling, and a little jealous!!
I’m afraid I will have the same troubles I had with my last rubber print jersey…but the feathers are worth it! 🙂
those zebras. those feathers. THAT R2D2.
Of all these things, R2D2 is still my favourite 🙂 x
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!!
These are zebra pegs, yes! And I can’t wait to try them out. We should go & make shoes together 😀