I actually meant to post this yesterday :)
I've been checking out a lot of UK websites that sell fabric. Most of them, unfortunately, sell it by the fat quarter - 1/4 of a meter that is - which makes most pretty things fairly expensive, especially for an absolute beginner like me: I tend to mess up a lot. No point buying anything but cheap fabrics for now, since most patterns need at least 1m of fabric.
But this isn't what I'm writing about now. I wanted to mention this fabric by Nancy Mims, called Blossom Stripe in Sunflower. I think it's beautiful - and it would work great as a neck band for my Vogue 8558 (also possibly for my Vogue 8635). M is for Make seems to be the only UK retailer that has it. Still, at more than 10 pounds a metre it's a bit steep for my skills. I might try to find it in the US since I'm travelling there next month anyway.
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