…but no pigs today thanks very much.
Three day weekend and lots of sewing plans, so we did a little jaunt into the city to get some bits and bobs from the market. I wanted a few extra bobbins for the old Singer, but unfortunately, the stall had sold out just before we arrived. Not to worry, I can get them any time, it’s just convenient to have loads of empty bobbins ready to go of course.
My main mission was to get buttons. Specifically, buttons for the wife’s purple moleskin shirt, and replacement ones for my green riding jacket. Why? Well take another look at one of the final pics:
They just looked too grey in contrast to the deep glossy black of the soutache braid. It took me just moments to find these [the one on its own at the top of the pic is one of the ones currently on the jacket]. Better I think. Perhaps not perfectly clear on the picture, but they are a much deeper black. The pattern is a sort of thistly/acanthus thing, which suits my prickly personality…
They are sitting pretty on a length of extra wide cotton curtain lining, and I got a bit extra free as I had the end of the bolt: nearly 10m, 108″ wide, £9. Nice!
We sidled round the corner to the OTHER button stall, and Dawn immediately pounced on these lovely curved, textured beauties, which match the moleskin perfectly. You’ll have to trust me, as purple is soooo hard to photograph, but the whole caboodle is darker and more luscious in real life, and they look great.
Over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, and some thread to match the purple. I’ve had a HUGE store of thread for years, and I’m finally running out of some shades. They didn’t have top stitching thread though, so we were forced to nip round to Barry’s…terrible, terrible suffering, you wouldn’t believe. I got my top stitching thread, Dawn grabbed some jeans needles, and we SHOULD have left. Unfortunately, I slipped, lost my bearings, and ended up buying a couple of lengths of cotton, a nice kitsch sewing-themed one for me, and a lovely antique clock steampunk one for Dawn. My stash of natural shell buttons go beautifully with the clock print.
Another shirt for the missus then, and I think mine would make a rather cool quirky ‘Gibson Girl’ shirt…don’t you think?
Final shot of some more fabric porn: the white silk cotton teams perfectly with the recently purchased lace and pearl buttons. I want to get the Folkwear ‘Armistice Blouse’ pattern, but it was out of stock at Nehelenia patterns, so I may have to wait for it to ship from the US. Poop.
But it should be worth the wait, hmmm?