Saturday, 19 October 2013

Make a Garment a Month Challenge

Hi,
Hopefully better late than never with this challenge!!
 I have recently been to Eindhoven in Holland to visit my daughter and also do a bit of fabric shopping!
Not too sure I should show you my 'little' bag of fabric that now has to be made into clothes!
The photo below is of the Stoffenspektakel which is a travelling 'fair' of fabric!!
it was amazing to see so many fabrics; the stallholders had even made up clothing in the fabric they were selling so you could see it off the bolt, (a really great idea).


After this extravaganza I had to visit Eindhoven's market where there were about 20 stalls selling fabric and haberdashery and so cheap too!
This black fabric below was only 1 euro a metre!!! (less than £1)
 I will be making this skirt with this fabric.
Not too sure about how it will look with the pleating or even how to do the pleats, but will have a go.
If things don't work out too well the skirt might lose it's pleats. :)
The pattern is from Knipmode (a dutch pattern magazine like Burda) August 2004.

Hopefully there will be an update in the near future or even a finished skirt.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda x