I have recently been in Melbourne and while there I went into the Marimekko shop in the EMPORIUM. Marimekko was very popular in the 70s and I have always liked their fabrics but the prices are a bit expensive. They had some lovely little items on display but again the prices were what I thought rather excessive. After a bit of umming and aahhing I decided to buy a metre of fabric and see what I could produce that would make the purchase worthwhile. The metre of fabric was $69. As I said, it was a bit expensive.
I have managed to make an apron.
I even managed to use the selvedge edge to make a label.
Already I have come out even, anything else I make is a bonus.
A cosmetic bag. I had the zip already in my store of things recycled from clothing no longer viable and the lining fabric was left over fabric from something I had made previously.
Yes that bag says $55.00.
A storage bowl – again with left over fabric for lining. I still have some Marimekko fabric to use so I guess my $69 was worth it. I will let you see what else I make when I get them finished.
Fabric is something that can evoke memories. It can be extremely expensive or dirt cheap. I bought some very cheap fabric from the local Spotlight store and one of the fabrics I bought was because it reminded me of a Marimekko fabric.
Marimekko fabrics are very expensive. At this online shop it costs $69 a metre but can be $89 on some websites. I bought only a metre, even though it was really cheap – $4, as I wasn’t sure what I was going to use the fabric for. Marimekko is generally a homeware fabric but this fabric was a simple lightweight cotton. This is what I decided to make. It is for my one year old granddaughter.