I’m already bored with Sewing With A Plan…temporarily, I hope. So I diverted myself by sorting some of my lovely stash fabrics and patterns ready for the next monster cutting out session. I’ve even pre-washed some of the fabric! [That’s REAL procrastination for me]
Here are the plans so far, split into ‘muggle’ clothes, and historical/steampunk stuff. I’m surprising myself with the rather mundane/drab colours I’ve chosen, but we all need SOME plain stuff I suppose!
If that Edwardian ‘shirtwaist’ turns out well, I have plans for a bold black and white stripe one, and also a simpler white-on-white stripe. I’m trying to be good though, as my wages will be dropping this month in line with my reduced hours, and I must NOT overstrain our budget for a while.
On that note, I have just arranged TWO Birmingham rag market meet-ups during half term, one on Tuesday 21st Feb, [my favourite day of the week to go] and one on Saturday 25th Feb [when I will have been paid, hold me back]. Saturday is more crowded, but easier for the workers to get to!
Fancy joining us?
Arrangements are the same on both days:
Meet at 1030-11 in St Martin-in-the-Bullring church tea room
Then we go round the Rag Market, choosing bargains and wonderful habby
Lunch at one of the many local restaurants/cafes, then over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, three storeys of joy [no, it’s not all silks, by any stretch of the imagination]
Toilet stop, then a short walk round the block to Barry’s warehouse, where we tend to pounce on the bargain racks, as well as indulging ourselves in the more luxurious options.
After that, we’re usually worn out, weighed down, and bankrupt, so we head to the pub for some well-earned refreshment.
Some days we have a large group, some days it’s just me and one visitor, but I’ve made some great friends on the way. Let me know if you’re interested, I’ve got a useful handout of directions!