Thursday, 6 January 2011

'M is for make' fabric arrival!

Yay, today my first ever fabric order from M is for make arrived and I'm delighted!


I only recently discovered the M is for make blog and shop, though the lovely Handmade Jane blog and my only regret is that I didn't know about it earlier! The best part about my purchase – apart from the super fast delivery – was that most of my fabric choices just so happened to be on sale!

Echino fabric – doves in purple: on sale for £2.50 per Fat Quarter


Esther in Cameo: on sale for just £1.50 per Fat Quarter


Emmaline in teal: on sale for just £1.50 per Fat Quarter


In the Kitchen – Curio: bargain non-sale price of £2 per Fat Quarter


Cypress paisley plush: on sale for £1.80 per Fat Quarter


I'm thinking that some of these fabrics would make wonderful cushion covers...perhaps to be sold in an upcoming Etsy shop!?! Although, I can also totally see Emmaline in teal becoming an vintage-style apron of sorts...

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  1. Hi Marie, I love Misformake (but you know that already!), glad you've discovered it. Gorgeous fabrics - I agree they'll make lovely cushion covers (SELL THEM!!) And talking of aprons, I made a few aprons from other fabrics in the In the Kitchen range and they sold immediately at my craft fairs! Not that I'm tempting you....!

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  2. ooohhhh those are lovely fabrics, look forward to seeing what you make. Dee ;-))

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  3. Jane! You know full well that you are tempting me! It's very naughty, but also encouraging to hear/know that there is demand out there for the kind of things I love making ;o)

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  4. I bought the Echino fabric from there too!
    Hi by the way I'm a new sewer, who is getting really inspired by all the blogs online, including yours! Hope you have more success with the clothes-making this year. I have massive fitting issues too, so have avoided making dresses etc even though that's why i learnt to sew in the first place.

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  5. Thanks Dee!

    Law, hello and thanks for stopping by! Keep going with the dress-making...maybe you can take a short course or join an online sewalong where you'd get support and advice? Do you have a blog - can't seem to find a link to it if so - would love to see what you made with your Echino fabric!

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  6. Hey Marie,

    No blog yet, again that's something else I want to do but am a bit intimidated by. Plan to get one going in a month or so though. Thanks for the advice, i am thinking of doing a pattern cutting course!

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  7. Hi again Law! I hope you manage to set up a blog soon. No need to feel intimidated, it's so much fun and it's a really supportive community (especially if you follow/contribute to the Sew Retro blog too). Anyway, good luck with it ;o)

    Also, I start a pattern cutting course next week and I'll be documenting my experience. Hopefully this may help people like yourself to decide if it's a worthwhile thing to do.

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  8. These fabrics look gorgeous and I'm going to be naughty and head over to the Misformake website this evening....fingers crossed I'll find something just as cute!
    Have a fantastic time on your course. That's how I learnt the basics and I had the most fun ever. Plus you meet some fab people in the process.
    Where are you taking the course? I took mine at Sew Brixton in London.

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  9. Hey Donna! I hope you find lots of cute fabrics on M is for make...it's a sure thing really ;o)

    My course is called 'Pattern Cutting and Garment Making' and because I live in Leicester, it's at a local college here.

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  10. Lovely fabrics, looking forward to seeing the finished garments. I don't make vintage clothing myself, but I love seeing the amazing results of my fellow seamstresses!

    Just stumbled across your blog- it is truly great! I wonder if you would allow me to feature this blog on mine- Juliette's Sewing and Style Den and if maybe you could check it out and add it to the blog list too? I only started blogging a few month ago and trying to spread the word a bit. Thank you. Juliette

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