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Date: 5/29/12 3:43 PM

I must first say I do my best not to impulse buy fabric. But this was just too gorgeous to resist. The shop where I got it from in Norwich said it was from a Paul Smith (apparently an english designer, haven't heard of him before) sample bolt.

There is just the one bolt which they managed to buy. It's a full circle skirt design!! I couldnt believe it, the whole thing, printed and even with little sparkly bits added. All you have to do is cut it out and work out how much to take off the waist to make it your size.

You will of course understand how even though I have lots of outstanding work, I snapped it up (5.50 for a matching pair!!!) and have been cutting it out today. I have bought matching black lace to go with it, to make the hem look even more pretty.

OK, I'll stop going on now, and show you a photo

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Date: 5/29/12 3:47 PM

I love that! The orange bits remind me of clementines! How long will it be? And what are you making to wear on top?!

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Date: 5/29/12 4:03 PM

I absolutely adore that fabric, what a find. Did they have any more? I have a friend who lives near Norwich, what is the shop called.

I look forward to seeing your finished skirt.

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Date: 5/29/12 4:34 PM

I wouldn't consider this an impulse. It looks like a necessity! I cannot imagine not buying it.

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Date: 5/29/12 5:25 PM

Ooh, pretty. I would not resist either!

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Date: 5/31/12 5:44 PM

thank you everyone for reassuring me it was worth buying. Whilst I am in awe of those who have accumulated over a kilometer (in one case over 3!) of fabric, I live in a small terrace house and there is NO way I would have the room to store so much.

So I try and restrain myself. But this was just too pretty. In answer to an earlier question, the fabric is from Anglian fashion fabrics, I did a review on the shop a month or so ago, if you want to know more about it.

Funnily enough, whilst I was chatting to the manager about the skirt, I discovered I had bought many months earlier some fabric which I am now making in to a shirt. It transpires this is also from Paul Smith. It appears I have good taste, which is always reassuring!

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Date: 5/31/12 5:48 PM

That is too cool!!

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Date: 6/1/12 2:43 AM

That is *so* beautiful. I have to admit, I'm feeling a little envious (which doesn't happen to me often!).

Can't wait to see your finished skirt.

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Date: 6/1/12 3:24 AM

I've just had a thought. If anybody would like me to get them a skirt print (both sides) and post it to them (with them sending a cheque to cover the costs) I'm quite happy to do this.

I feel sad that not more people can just drive to Norwich if they wanted to. A lot of people have been so very generous with their time for me on pattern review, it feels nice to be able to offer a little of it back.

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Date: 6/2/12 1:34 PM

just to say it's all been sewn together now. If you would like to see the finished skirt, the review is here.

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