Yes yes yes Stoffenspektakel time again and this time I had room in my fabric area that desperately needed filling up.
Not the last few time I went an early morning start made that I had time to look around and get out before it got busy. Or make a day out of it with sewing buddies. Not so this time. M. could not make it due to work commitments and really she had not make a big enough dent in her stash to warrant a visit. My sewing teacher did not want to go. So I decided then it was just me myself and I.
SO had a day off too (this was Friday) as he was helping his parents with an errand. I with the first train after 9.00, which allows me to travel with a discount. It is not far so I was there by 9.45. I was not the first. Lots of people, lots of rolling suitcases, rolling shopping bags and as time went on lots of prams used to hide children under a pile of fabric.
By 10.30 it was massively busy. I was talking to one of the ladies on the stand (one I always buy from) and she said that every time it is organised it is gets more busy. They’d even brought in an extra person this time.
I had a list but it was hard to find everything. Not because of lack of choice, but more because it was hard to get to the different stands! In the end I bought 10 different fabrics (on average 2m each) and twin needles, universal needles and some thread.
- 2 m denim, as I need new jeans,
- lavender pink tricot that wants to be a simple shirt 2 m
- striped cotton on purple (South American inspired) wants to be a skirt 2 m
- three tricot jersey fabrics, cheapish stuff for shorts that can be worn under skirts 1 m each
- multi coloured arty stretch cotton. Wants to be a top of some sort 2 m.
- purple floral piece 2 m was bought as lining for a black jacket, but is trying to change my mind.
- blue/green swirly viscose 3.5 m a summer dress, to be worn with slipdress as it is see through and I do not want to line it.
- white cotton/linnen with checked square pieces and embroidery. jumped into my hands by accident. 3.5 m and really would like to be a button-up dress.
There was so much more there, but by then I really had had enough. Not of the fabrics (never enough of that) but having to wait, trying to get around the prams that stop right in front of you. *sigh* it was massively busy! I went home.
As I arrived SO was still with his parents and I collapsed. I love my fabrics but I did not get everything I wanted, but you know at least I have some more sewing to do and I can shop a bit more in a few weeks when there is a local fabric market. The rest of the day was spent pouring over the Burda website.
Not that much sewing this weekend as I have an injured finger (hand sewing and needle interaction gone bad) as well as just wanting to be outside. Spring is soooo much in the air.