I'm always looking for ways to 'use what i have' in the fabric department, and feel quite satisfied about being able to make things using exactly what is in my craft room, rather than having to make a trip to the store. But for some reason, I don't seem to have much self-control when it comes to buying new fabric... but luckily I don't think I'm alone there! Here are some new additions to my fabric shelves this week:
linen/cotton from Japan
And here is a way I'm making space on my fabric shelves: recycled wool jackets for my market stall...
These are to fit a girl approx. 2-3 years or older. To make these, I cut up old merino and cashmere jerseys that had holes or marks- and used the good pieces of two to make each jacket. The edges are finished in home-made bias tape from vintage cotton and there are ties inside and out. The best thing about them is, I think I have finally worked out how to apply bias tape without crying and/or throwing the garment to the other side of the room in disgust. hooray!