What better way to spend a Sunday morning than to pop over to a great event, Festival of Fabric? I'd seen this advertised on FB and my curiosity got the better of me, so I called in with my daughter Alice. The Welcome Hall at Trimley St Mary was absolutely jam packed with an array of stalls selling vintage fabrics and dressmaking patterns and vintage haberdasheries and there was a super collection of vintage outfits too. This brassiere and corset caught my eye - not sure there'd be much room in there for eating cake, and my M&S magic knickers looked much more comfy, and they're an instrument of torture as it is! Not only was the hall jam packed with vintage goodies, it was jam packed with eager shoppers too. My only disappointment was that I hadn't booked up to do a workshop today - if there is another FOF next year, then I'll definitely book one! (Sarah from Scarlett Valentine was teaching how to make a fascinator, Jenny was running a workshop showing how to make a 1940's felt flower corsage, and Karen Frost was running a smocking workshop - all 3 would've been lovely to take part in)...
...I was so pleased to meet Amanda (from Felixstowe Sewing School) and Jenny, the two ladies who had worked hard to organise this fantastic event. There was a HUGE queue of parked cars down the road when we arrived, although I did wonder if the car owners were at the church opposite the hall - but when I saw how many people were at the Festival of Fabrics, it was obvious that inside the hall was a different sort of worship! I really did feel rather under-dressed as both Amanda and Jenny looked absolutely fab - as did lots of other ladies there! Oh and yes, I did do a little bit of shopping, but no pictures just yet as I need to post off the goodies to my sister - she was very disappointed at not being able to attend.
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