After the swap it was shopping time and this my friends is where I will be starting the story... At the end...
I spent more than I had planned but got far more than I had expected and even crossed off multiple things on my list (Yes I wrote a list!) I was glad I took shopping bags with me. It was a nice mix of cheap and cheerful, mid range and "I would never spend £40 on silk jersey" kind of range.
I did end up with lots of prints again but as they are for a range of uses I'm letting myself off. I could have gone more crazy trust me.
But I got fabric for two skirts, two trousers, one cardigan and six tops (one being a shirtdress type deal.) I think if I got my butt into gear all the Me Made Months in the future would be pretty much covered!
Because this is such a picture heavy post I'm going to do it in order of garment. So first up is the skirts.
The awesome skull pansy print has been used in Topshop and is a sort of stretch cotton sateen. Really yummy and I think it could make a great "Paper Bag" Skirt. The wool tweed is a Raspberry and sky blue with white, hard to photograph but it reminded me of something from Joules and I think this could make a very wearable pencil skirt.
Next up are the trousers. After my disappointment from Croftmill I was determined to get some coloured twills so I could make up some bottoms, The purple was £4pm and the green £3.50.
This was the fawn coloured Jersey for the cardigan. I need a neutral colour although I could have done with picking up more Jerseys, I seem to be very fussy when it comes to the handle and this was the only one priced right for the quality. I had hoped to get some yellow but for some reason it never happened. I might fit a cowl top out of this too!
Finally onto the tops...
These are all cotton and the final one is a Liberty Lawn. The shirtdress is the raspberry gingham. The dobby spot is a duck egg blue like the cotton from Ditto, sadly I didn't come across any white! Did you recognise the green circles? I bought this silk cotton at £7.99pm at Ditto in pink, Goldhawk £5! The mustard colour is super light and might have to line something but it was £1 pm and the hot pink print is wonderful I think this could make a good pendrell prehaps?
Ladies, I would love to say a huge thankyou to everyone that went today. You were all charming and great fun and I can't wait until the next time!
More photos of the day to come!