London Adventures

I’m home! And a little jet-lagged. It’s 6am. I should be asleep. ANYWAY! I have things to share!

So after doing a bunch of touristy things – including the Harry Potter Studio Tour (which is the best thing ever!) – I got to go off on my own on Wednesday to do some fabric shopping while Husband did more sightseeing. I went to Goldhawk Rd and Liberty of London (and also the V&A shop in hopes of finding their fabric but alas that did not come to pass.)

On Goldhawk Rd I came away with two fabrics though. Slightly less than 2 meters of the floral (last on the bolt) and 1 meter of what I can only describe as “Hail Britannia” print.
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Here’s some close-ups of the prints: floral and Britannia

At the V&A I was hoping they’d have their fabric yardage available. Sadly they did not. But they did have a stash of these beautiful zippers. And while I knew you could get these scissors elsewhere I wanted to get them from the V&A just because.
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At Liberty I decided against getting any fabric in the end. It was amazing to get to see it all in person but I knew I could get it slightly cheaper online. I did walk away with the ribbon above (the only print they had on ribbon) and the Great British Sewing Bee Companion Book – also something I could have gotten slightly cheaper online but wanted it from a UK shop as a memento from the trip.
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Look! There’s Tilly! It was great to get to see the show “live” on Tuesday. Hopefully I’ll get to see the final two episodes as well.
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About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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2 Responses to London Adventures

  1. carlalissa says:

    Looks that you behave on fabric shopping!!! good for you…. love those zippers!!! I am glad you are back home safe and sound….rest cause its back to reality!!!

    • Sully Liz says:

      I did behave! I was looking for a specific thing – that I didn’t find – so that always throws me off my game. I wanted way more of the floral print, so the shop keeper kept showing me others that weren’t like it at all and I was just getting overwhelmed. The Britannia print was a last minute find that was so odd I had to have it.

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