Oh, yes! Finally! This is my reward to myself for ‘surviving’ the first month of my self-imposed RTW fast 🙂 Well, if I was going to really treat myself, then where else could I have headed? To be honest it was a treat in itself just visiting the store. We don’t get weekends away without the monkeys very often, so shopping trips to London are rare indeed. And the only thing I purchased? Fabric!
After much deliberation, I settled on these three beauties. The first a knit: white bluebells on a navy background which I’m hoping to finally conquer the Colette Myrtle with (and maybe have a little left over for a skirt or top). I’ve seen so many beautiful, wearable versions of this dress (hello Lucie of lovelucie1.wordpress.com) and hopefully the fabric I’ve chosen will be good for layering up now and equally perfect for bare legs next Spring. The second I just couldn’t resist is a kind of woodland print on cream cord: it’s beautiful, I’m tempted just to frame it! This is for my equally beautiful daughter 🙂 I’m thinking of a pinafore-style dress, but will have to research a suitable pattern. I’ve never sewn with cord before, so any tips welcome on this… And finally, the most expensive of the bunch (a little eye-watering if I’m honest), was a wool (mix?) in a modern, flower print on a charcoal background. I’m thinking of a skirt for this (it’s been a while Beth, before you tell me off 😉 ), maybe a Colette Bristol? (Seriously loving Teri’s version at fasewla.wordpress.com).
I also got roped into dangerously agreeing to a Liberty card: again, a beauty in itself. Despite my protestations that I hardly ever got chance to visit London, the assistant assured me that I could use it online just as easily. This may not end well…
Using the word ‘survive’ to describe my RTW fast is a little extreme though. I’ve actually found the first month surprisingly easy. Being incredibly busy at work helps, as did my son’s birthday earlier in the month and all the organisation of presents and parties that that entails. We’ve also been busy redecorating the entire house (it seriously needed it after years of young children, buggies and general, family bustle passing through it every day). I’m using the royal ‘we‘ here, we’ve paid a team of decorators to do all the hard work for us, so our bank balances are feeling seriously depleted. As a result of which, even small purchases are causing me to consider carefully, while we financially recover… But, I’m a little in love with our new kitchen ‘hares’ as seen in the images above, so all worth it 🙂