After last week’s panic, the ten rows of wedding bunting are coming along quite nicely, as evidenced above. If you’re ever making anything in quantity, take my advice and just set up a factory line, going through each step in bulk.
Made loads and loads of ickle fabric flags? Check!
Here I take a deep breath. We’re all wise to the potential dangers of ordering fabric online. Computer screens vary wildly in their depiction of colour and it’s often difficult to know what your fabric shade will be. Besides that, there’s the eternal challenge that a Sewist just needs to rub a fabric between thumb and forefinger to understand how it will work.
Beyond Fabrics had a 30 per cent sale last week. This store supplies fabulous quality quilting cotton – the type of fabric that would be perfect for my bunting. My friend has a ‘travel and writing’ theme to her wedding and I’ve really enjoyed hunting out prints that tie in.
Unfortunately, when I clicked on the Beyond Fabrics website I was in a rush. A quick search threw up cotton with a plane print. Ooh, that’s nice, I thought, squinting at the screen. Old style glamour. I ordered a fat quarter and this turned up…
I think those are World War Two fighter planes. The shade is definitely khaki. Would you work army references and camouflage shades into a bride’s big day? Me, neither.
I don’t have any children. I have no desire to sew anything for little boys. Call me reckless, but I am prepared to donate this fat quarter to a more deserving home. A giveaway! I’ll send this anywhere in the world. But what question to ask?
Oh, I think we all know what the question needs to be…
What London-inspired photo with a stranger would you like me to get before the end of June?
Beefeater? London black cab driver? Pearly king or queen? Answers in the comments section by midnight GMT Tuesday 7 June.
You’ll just have to trust me to play fair. Each of these photos are entirely (or nearly) spontaneous, so whichever photo op comes up first – you’re the winner!
UPDATE! As of mid-afternoon, Tuesday, one of the below suggestions has been photographed. So you can keep leaving comments to let me know what you’d like to see, if you want to, but I should say that sadly you won’t win a fat quarter of fabric.