|The Material-Mecca Goldhawk Road!|
An early morning start with my friend Kris was the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine as we wandered down the market and scouted the best stalls for notions, threads and buttons. Starting at one side of the road we proceeded to experience a crazy world of fabric for every occasion; as you can see from the photos it was pretty quiet and we had the time to browse at our own leisure.
I tried to be restrained and gave explicit instructions to my friend to curb my enthusiasm for mad retro prints, wild colour-ways and unsuitable fabric weights. I came prepared with patterns for my two makes that are next in line (Grainline Archer and Colette Laurel) so I knew what amount and type of materials I *needed* (I mean wanted....).
|Ooops a bit too sunny in Shepherd's Bush!|
|Abstract print £4.50 p/m Fabric House|
|Dark Floral £4.50 p/m Fabric House Ltd|
|Givenchy A/W 2013|
I thought the Colette Laurel would look awesome in the abstract print and make a second Grainline Scout Woven Tee with the floral fabric with silky black bias-binding.
What do you think - Will these prints work with the selected garment patterns?
The final fabric of the day was a cotton black and white gingham for my Grainline Archer button-up shirt (a homage / copy-cat of Andrea's at Four Square Walls) which I bought for £2 a metre from Orya Textiles.
|Black and White Gingham £2 p/m Orya Textiles|