Gone fishing… twice

Gone fishing… twice


Usually I get obsessed with a pattern, but this time it was the fabric that got me, dare I say, ‘hooked’.  Not just any fabric, but a high quality cotton/lycra knit featuring fish!  A chanced drop-in at the Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet after a food shop at the Queen Victoria Market on a Saturday morning brought this fabric and I together.  Sometimes there are rewards for completing domestic tasks!


This quirky fish fabric needed a blank canvas to allow it to shine.  For me, Tessuti’s Mandy Boat Tee was an ideal choice.  For a touch of fun I used some blue thread (water) for all the twin needle stitching.  It’s possibly a little lost in the detailed print, but I know it’s there, and sometimes this sewing caper is actually all about me!



Pattern:  Tessuti’s Mandy Boat Tee [free pattern]
One Size
Cotton/Lyrca knit from Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet
Removed a total of 1″ (2.5cm) from both the centre front and back to narrow the neckline and reduce the width.  The top was shortened by 2″ (5cm) at the hem.
Accessories:   100% merino wool infinity scarf made by me using this tutorial.


But wait, there is more…


My initial fabric purchase allowed me to go fishing twice.  Hello Aeolian number eight!



Is this the last time you’ll see the fishes?  I suspect not.  A few days after the original purchase, and with two fish tops already sewn, I returned to buy the remainder of the roll (nine metres!) and become a fish distributor.  Parcels were sent or delivered to three different locations in Australia, and the remaining fabric happily entered my stash.  Good quality knits are always welcome in my stash!


Have you every brought a roll of fabric?  How do you feel about the fish?  Could fish be the next pineapples?

Pattern:  Pattern Fantastique’s Aeolian T-shirt/Dress (boxy tee length)
Cotton/Lyrca knit from Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet
Alterations:  None!
Accessories:  Scarf from Manteau Noir


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