Not one to admit defeat, I made a second lap of the stalls. It was a good job I did because I discovered sewing patterns!
I was very restrained and only bought one -
Seriously, how gorgeous is that! I paid £2, which is more than I would usually pay for a pattern with such a battered envelope. When I got home I checked through the pattern pieces and they are all in very good condition (and they all seem to be there)
Check out that pleated detail on the collar, it makes me drool, even the blonde in the white dress is checking it out enviously
I also picked up some gorgeous buttons, which I intend to use for a coat, I took about 20 pictures of them trying to capture how pretty they are, but was failing miserably so you will just have to make do with this one
They sparkle beautifully, without being blingy in a way that my camera refuses to capture.
They will be used to make Butterick 5145, view A.
A plain smart fitted little coat, which should last me ages without looking dated. I am thinking of 'peter pan-ing' the collar a little bit though.
I finally feel like I've got some sewing mojo back, I've been going crazy on the overlocker and I've done some more refashion-ing which I'm feeling quite pleased about.