Feb Haul 1
I went to Spotlight on the 2nd Feb to pick up a few bits for my Hollyburn skirt. I was a bit naughty and bought a bit more than what was on my shopping list.
I didn’t intend on buying patterns but there was a ‘buy one get one free’ deal so I bought a few that I’ve been eyeing off anyway.
I’ve seen amazing versions of this Simplicity 2451 skirt about the place – crushing on So, Zo’s skirt so hard!
I really want to make a shirtdress and after really enjoying the My Messing’s Hollyburn Sewalong I think I’ll use Sunni’s sewalong for this Simplicity 1880 pattern.
I was introduced to this Butterick 5681 by Scruffy Badger. I’m keen on making some business shorts for wearing to work during Queensland summers. I’d like to make a few sleeved jackets to add to my wardrobe so Simplicity 1780 is going to be my starting point.
I’ve had a thread rack on my ‘I want’ list for awhile and they happened to be on special so I bought one. I’d also wanted some off-white overlocker thread so I picket that up while I was at the shops. I bought some navy blue thread for my skirt and some white and black just coz.
I had trouble using my rotary cutter to cut out my skirt fabric so I bought some blades (however, upon reflection I think it was user error and not a blunt blade – oh well I’ll have spares now). I got an invisible zipper and bias binding to finish seams for my Hollyburn skirt.
Feb Haul 2
Then I went again with my mama on 7th Feb. I wasn’t going to buy anything, but I went for a browse and I wandered into the pop-up sale section. Dangerous move!
This time I took some fabric swatches so I could buy some thread I’ll have some ready to go when I want to sew up these goodies.
Here are my threads. You don’t realise how many colours are our there until you have to try matching thread to fabric. Sigh!
I’ve got a specific top in mind that I want to make shortly and it requires a 9″ zip. But for some reason in Australia we don’t have 9″ zips as a standard length. So I buy 10″ zippers instead.
I managed to wonder into the discount section on this trip and was surrounded by sooo much lovely yarn ON SALE. I filled my shopping basket with a bunch of yarn then came to my senses and remembered my large yarn stash at home. So I just picked a few that I wanted. I’ve really been enjoying knitting lately and I’d like to try my hand at knitting socks. So I bought this yarn as a dip in the pond.
I want to have a go at knitting these socks two at at time and would need a circular needle to do this using the magic loop method. I haven’t got a Knitters gauge and so I picked up one of those too.
I stumbled upon this yarn and I liked the look of the cowl on the band. So I picked up all 3 balls of yarn needed for $3, $3.00!
Here’s a pic of the cowl.
While we were at Spotlight we spotted this cute cushion so mum bought it for me as a belated birthday gift. Totes cute!
Until next time, I hope you’re getting some lovely retail therapy in too.