Saturday, 17 December 2011

Christmas came early!

My Christmas has well and truly arrived over a week early, thanks to the delectable Dibs, aka my very own Santa!

First a bit of background. Have you ever really coveted something...I mean REALLY COVETED, to the point where it became an obsession? I've been obsessed and quite possibly possessed since June, when I saw these two lovely ladies sporting handmade dresses from the most brilliantly-kitsch, 1950s-esque lobster print fabric. Swoon!

Mikki from Mikkipedia 




With the help of both Mikki and Adrienne, I tracked down the fabric to Leeds market. Perfect, I thought! I have an awesome friend who lives in Leeds who was willing to check things out for me. But alas, it wasn't meant to be! She checked a few times, but the fabric that had stolen my heart was sold out.

Fast-forward to last month and I spotted the fabric again on Stevie's blog, taunting me! I left a desperate comment for Stevie and Dibs just happened to read it and got in touch. She knew exactly where to find the fabric and offered to get me some. What an angel! Especially seeing as she's experiencing a pretty tough pregnancy...thanks so much Dibs! This is just one of countless examples of how unbeatable the online sewing community is!

Anyway, I'll leave you with a smug shot of my very own kitsch yardage, which arrived in the post yesterday. All that remains now is to decide what to make with it...


12 comments:

  1. Yay for Dibs!! :) It's so cute, I absolutely love it! I can't wait to see what you make with it :)
    Ashley x

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  2. lol repeat after me... My name is Marie and I am a fabric ADDICT... lol
    it is rather fab though!

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  3. Yippee for sewing bloggers! So what are you going to make out of it? It needs to be showcased in all its glory?

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  4. Now I have serious fabric-envy!! What will you make? What a great friend!

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  5. Aww Marie! I'm sorry to taunt you with it! I'm glad you have it now, mine is turning into a Horruckses style shirt dress I think. Horay for Dibs too! I love that girl to death! x

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  6. aww, thanks for the shout out Marie....lol...Can't wait to see what you make out of it. I suspect it will be a dress. You always do really nice dresses.

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  7. Don't apologise Stevie! If it wasn't for your post,I wouldn't have left a comment, Dibs wouldn't have seen it and I would still be sans my beloved fabric! What are you making with yours?

    I greedily asked Dibs for *ahem* 5 metres if this beauty, so I will most probably go for a 50s style dress and maybe a skirt too....lobster overload or what! Haha!

    Thanks again Dibs, I owe ya ;o)

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  8. Ack!! Love the lobsters!!!!! Adorable!!! Sewing bloggers are the best. :)

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  9. Rock Lobtser....yay!!! This is such cool fabric. Can't wait to see the result. That Dibs is such a lovely lady. One lucky baby about to get a fabulous mummy too!!!! :-)

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  10. Yay! I'm glad you finally got your hands on that fabric. It is such a great fabric design. I find it really interesting to see how much the Horrockses show has influences the online sewing community!

    But if I have a piece of advice for this fabric it would be to avoid washing your garment once it's done. I've machine-washed my Lobster dress and it probably wasn't the best idea... I look forward to seeing what you'll make with this! Happy sewing!

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  11. Ooh, thanks for the tip Adrienne!

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