London Fabric Finds, and a Giveaway!

Well, London was amazing.  We did almost everything that we wanted to do.  Including finding some highly recommended pubs and buying fabric from Walthamstow Market, following Karen’s map.

Here’s what I found:


This doesn’t photograph well as it is a sheer chiffon.  It’s navy and white.  I liked the chevron and I think it was 1.60 BP per metre.


I almost walked away from this but I’m a sucker for a non-floral pretty print.  And it has blue, black and plum.  Great to go with almost anything.


The black and white floral/dot print was from the Man Outside Sainsburys.  The black and white tweed is from the shop called The Fabric Shop.  So helpful to name a store exactly what it is.  The tweed was the priciest I bought at the market at 3 BP per metre.  About $4.50 CAD per metre.


This is the Liberty print that I picked up at Shaukat Fabrics.  I wanted something that I could wear year-round so it is dark.  And the floral is more wild flowers than cut flowers.  Do you know what I mean?  I just like it.  This was the most expensive fabric that I have ever purchased.  Hopefully I will actually cut into it…


I picked up a few small things throughout London.  I decided to offer a special London giveaway!  Leave a comment below if you would like a chance to win a London gift package.  Including a small measuring tape from Cath Kidston (the Bath location FYI), handpainted ceramic buttons from the Fashion Museum in Bath and a Singer sewing machine necklace from Portobello Market.  The necklace is extremely cheap so if you have allergies to metals I guarantee you will react to this one.  You could use the pendant on another item if you are creative.  🙂

Please leave a comment below.  I will draw a random winner on May 31st as a special treat on the last day of Me-Made-May ’13!

What I’m listening to: You Are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie


24 thoughts on “London Fabric Finds, and a Giveaway!

  1. I love your black and white zigzag fabric! Please enter me for the cute London giveaway (if you’re willing to ship to the US), those buttons are almost as irresistible as the singer necklace!

  2. I, too love non-floral prints! It’s so fun to get fabric on vacation – the garment you make from it is double the fun with the memories. I’ve only done it once, but I love the pieces I have. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. All of the fabrics you found are great! Hope you do cut into the Liberty, whatever you make with it would be gorgeous. Love the Singer necklace, what a great giveaway!

  4. Please enter me! I went to London before I was really interested in sewing, and now I’m kicking myself for missing out on all the awesome sewing-related places there! I do love that Liberty print, and I can’t wait to see what you make from it.

  5. So gorgeous! I particularly love the first and third fabrics. As for liberty fabrics…so beautiful, but sewing them is nerve wracking! I finally committed to a quilt pattern for mine…only a year and a half later. I hope you are gutsier than I am! (I am betting you are 🙂 )

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