Chaos managmentMonday, June 15, 2009Johanna
Firstly, thank you for all the wonderful comments about the rain coat. Those are really encouraging and I feel very flattered too :)
The rain coat project, however, left my sewing table in a complete state of chaos. Normally I enjoy cleaning up after I've finished a project, but this time the thought of touching the mess just made me feel nauseous. Part of the problem was various metalware (snaps, eyelets, etcetera) that had taken over both my table and my button drawer. So I decided that it was time to create some proper order in the button department.
Anette also wanted to know about how I get my hands on Kwik-Sew and Jalie patterns, as they are not readily available in Europe. I buy them from Sewing patterns and Pattern review, who both have (almost?) the complete range. Also check out Ebay, I have just bought a Kwik-Sew pattern there from an UK seller. E-lingeria is another option for Kwik-Sew.
Anette also asked for some London tips. As for fabric shopping in London: Go to Goldhawk road (Shepards Bush tube station). The street is lined with fabric stores. And check out Melissa's guide for notions shopping. As for fashion books, you must visit out the Victoria and Albert museum book store, they have a wonderful selection.