I had been half-heartedly scouting around for some bargain stretch denim for a while. The jeans I made last year no longer fit. I am ready to accept my current measurements will be staying for a while. So I need to make some new jeans. I plan to make the Meghan Nielson Ash Jeans and I’ve never used one of these patterns before. I definitely want to make a wearable toile to assess and tweak the fit before making in more expensive denim.
When Pound Fabrics showed denim at £4 per metre in their email newsletter, I immediately clicked through to their site and bought 3 metres of the 2 colours they had available. An indigo and a dark grey colour.
Watch below to see what the denim is like and to see my reaction.
We were making the Tilly & the Buttons Billie in the February Sew Along in the Love & Stitches Club. The fabric I had spotted and loved was way over budget for a sew along project. I couldn’t find anything on all the usual sites I use. So I ended up just looking for cheap knit fabrics.
I eventually discovered some fabrics on Pound a Metre and purchased a Ponte de Roma along with a jersey bundle.
Again I was looking for fabric for another Sew Along in the Love & Stitches Club. We were making the Paper Theory Olya Shirt. When I was looking for a good crisp white organic cotton poplin, I found it on Bawn Textiles. I was actually drooling over some of the beautiful ethically produced fabrics on their site. They are a relative newcomer and are due to open a bricks & mortar store in Glasgow in early May 2021.
I’ve been a Made my Wardrobe fan since I first discovered Lydia’s patterns. So of course when they started selling fabric on their website I was interested. I was wanted to add some jersey basics to my wardrobe in colours that suit my colour scheme.
This was the first of my filmed fabric hauls!
Want to see what I got? Watch below.
Is there any retailers that have delivered joy to you? Or any particular disappointments? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.