This past weekend I discovered the shop de Stoffenkamer in Ghent (thanks to Annelies, the creative lady behind the blog, Miestaflet). Being only 45 minutes from Brussels I had to make a trip immediately. The shop is quite new, beautifully laid out and full of temptations from floor to ceiling. I’ve been following the Kids’ Clothes Belgian Style on StraightGrain and I was ready to be inspired – this shop did not disappoint.
Surprisingly I didn’t stock up too much on fabric (prices here are still much higher than the States and, since my mother is coming over with a stash of fabric next week, I had to practice restraint – not something I usually do very well.) I did get this Japanese print on sale (a rare treat in Belgium; sales are only legally allowed in January and July. I kid you not!!). Not sure what I’ll do with it – feels more Christmasy/wintry to me so will probably sit in my stash for awhile.
I also got this.
It feels like seersucker but is even lighter weight. I’m thinking some very light summer trousers for the boys (at least the little one; the big one would have holes in them on day one!).
Next up - ribbing. Does anyone else get excited about such basic sewing necessities?! I swear, I was swooning at all the colours available. I put aside my annoyance with sewing with knits and jumped straight in. I see lots and lots of flashback tees (and variations of) in my near future.
And finally, I’ve saved the best for last.
But not just any piping…I’m talking colours, designs, spots and…wait for it…metallic!
Now I really was swooning. Maybe all of you out there know where to get such things but for me it was a real find. I’m now fully stocked up and ready to continue celebrating the boy (although, with all these colours around, it’s only a matter of time before girl things start creeping in).
For the first time this year, I feel Spring really is in the air. Now, grab something colourful and make something beautiful!
Thanks for reading,