I finally got to visit Goldhawk Road, with my brother, last Tuesday.
I made my SiL a dressing gown last year (pre-blog) - my brother thinks he's missing out.
He's settled on this fab pattern, a 1940s/50s dressing gown - if anybody asked if I knew someone who needed a double-breasted version it would be my brother, it's just perfect for him!
|This is the wool he settled on - we found loads of fabrics he liked.|
In fact he has a plan for a summer weight version and the fabric picked out already!
|This is probably a better indication of the colour|
|I figured that, if I'm going to tackle the pattern once, I may as well|
get the most out of my efforts. This fabric is for P.
He wants a contrast colour and cuffs, I'll be making View 3 for him
Having never been to Goldhawk Road before I had to buy a little something for me ...
|I love this batik, I got the remaining 1.5 metres for £4.50 - nope, absolutely|
no idea what I'm going to make with it yet!
|I need to get over my fear of knits - my overlocker needs using!|
I fell in love with the pattern and colours - the £4.50 price tag
for 3 metres was the icing on the cake!
I'll definitely be going back to Goldhawk Road. I think I'd have found the choice a bit overwhelming if I hadn't been to Nippori last year. However, I felt better able to cope with the choice and able to focus on what I needed rather than totally stunned!
|3 shops in and I'd turned my brother into a fabric stroker!|
|And this fabric is for the Dress A Girl Around the world pillowcase dresses -|
7 of my colleagues are joining in and this fabric was paid for by another lady at work who
wanted to support us but cannot sew - isn't that just unbelievably kind?