Sunday, September 19, 2010

New fabric

Yesterday I took a shopping-trip to Antwerp. This summer I discovered a great fabricstore there with lots of gorgeous jerseys (and other fabulous stuff). I just had to go back there.
(If anyone is interested in the address: Joëlle, Dambruggestraat 5a, 2060 Antwerp (Belgium).

I bought two lovely pieces:

This is gonna be a dress. It's the same kind of fabric as this dress is made of and it's wonderful to handle and wear. So I'm looking forward to (making) this dress very much!

This blue one is my favourite. Ít's gonna be a top I also made earlier. Since this top has a lot of drapieness at the neck it has to be a rather thin jersey. I think this is just perfect for it.

And do you know what the print reminds me of?
Paintings of Vincent van Gogh. They remind me of the brushstrokes he used in his paintings. I'm gonna call this 'the Vincent-fabric'.

I'm very glad with these purchases. They're a lot more expensive than the fabrics I usually buy, but as Sigrid pointed out in a reaction on an earlier post, it's definitely worth to spend more money to get better quality. I do have some great garments that looked worn after washing them a few times. That's almost like throwing your money away. So I hope these pieces will stay nice a bit longer.

Other purchases:

This vest came home with me. It's still too warm to wear anything like this, but I'm sure that autumn and winter will be here sooner than we think. (Not looking forward to it though..):

And I discovered a great (new) jewellery-store. I was already on my way back to the trainstation, so I didn't have much time to look around, but I managed to buy these:

Always nice to discover new stores. Especially when you have to say goodbye to others. I'm talking about Zara here. C'mon you guys! When you sell an XL-wintercoat then let it be an XL-wintercoat. When my arm gets stuck in the sleeve I have very serious doubts about that size. Don't pretend to sell clothes for larger people when you don't.
I never, éver managed to find anything in your store that fit, so now I'm officially done with you. Finished.

Then onto the sewing.
Maybe you noticed that on this sewing-blog there's not a lot of sewing going on lately. I've been back to work for 3 weeks now and I only managed to sew 1 item. It's not that I don't have the time. I'm usually home at around 6 and after eating and doing a bit of household-jobs, I'm free to fill in my evenings as I please. So I'm not gonna point at anyone or anything else. It's just that I don't seem to have enough energy to pick anything up. And now I can add an upcoming cold to that, which takes my last bit of energy.

But once I'm back on my feet I'm gonna start on the skirts I've got planned. In my next post I'll lay out my plans for you, right now I'm just not up to it (sniff...cough-cough!!).

Hope you are all doing well.



Eugenia said...

What a lovely shopping trip you had. I would love to visit Antwerp some day. You picked out some beautiful fabric - it's nice to be able to spend a little more and get some really good quality fabric when you can. Your new jewellery is very nice. Hope your cold gets better soon.

Baking Soda said...

LOL! I hear you on Zara!! (or should I say my arms do). Don't come in very often but when I do I feel huge and granny-ish.