Hello! I’m back after 3 weeks of eating, drinking, walking, shopping and just plain having a good time in the UK. Muppet’s grandad was so happy to see her and it was nice spending time with a lot of Simon’s relatives and friends. England was so beautiful during summer, Simon calls it “a proper English summer”. We spent a few days in pretty Cotswolds, a lot of time in Burnley (Grandad lives in Worsthorne), a few days in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival (so much fun!) and a few precious quiet days (muppet stayed with Grandad yeah!) in Keswick in Lake District.
I haven’t sorted out the holiday photos but nevermind becaause this post is about this fabric shop I found in Burnley. It’s called Immanuel Fabrics and I found it on this blog and wow the shop was just brimming with fabrics! Did I forget to say super cheap fabrics? I bought 16 meters of printed jersey fabrics, 9 meters of viscose for 2 quid per meter. The most expensive one I bought was a home dec ikat-looking fabric for 4 quid a meter. They even have a room full of 1 quid fabrics though I didn’t buy anything there because I was already so overwhelmed. When Simon saw my fabrics, he said I should have bought meters and meters of solid plain fabrics and he was right. But I’m happy with my fabrics and there’s always next year. 🙂
Now I’m busy washing the yummy fabrics but my sister-in-law who’s been to Java Indonesia recently sent me a message that she bought fabrics (must be batik) and she expects a skirt for her birthday which is in less than 2 weeks time. Yep she’s cheeky haha. But really nice (if ever you find my blog, Jo). So I’m currently reading this Megan Nielsen Kelly skirt pattern I bought months ago and I hope to make a skirt for me first just to see if I can make one for the birthday girl. I’ve never tried using interfacing though and never sewed buttons on or buttonholes or pockets so yup this should be fun. Any tips for using interfacing especially will be most appreciated. 🙂