So what happens when I go fabric shopping online when I have money in my pocket?...... I end up with 19 yards of fabric on my doorstep. (And, yes, they all fit in that box.)
I got a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a lot of that with some birthday money. :) I do have projects in mind for every yard of it. So this isn't just fabric hoarding. :) I bought two yards of the white Swiss dot above to make a blouse using a 1940's blouse pattern I have.
I was rather disappointed with this poly/cotton blend. I love the plaid print, but it is much stiffer that I hope it would be. Fortunately, it softened up a bit with a washing and drying so I still think I can use it to make a button up top. I normally wouldn't buy something made of polyester, but I loved the print so much that I made an exception.
I have two yards of this lovely, silky polka dot rayon. It is a little bit lighter than challis, but it still has that wonderful drape and softness.
I have two projects in mind for this navy blue rayon challis. I want to make a pair of culottes for the summer with part of it, and the other part I am going to pair up with the polka dot above to make a dress. It will have the look of a skirt/blouse combo with the convenience of a dress. (No shirts becoming untucked!)
I have nine yards of this last fabric. I know that I want to make a skirt for myself out of it. I have three yards for myself that I am not quite sure what I will do with. I am thinking of a dress. The last five yards are going to be used to make skirts to sell in my Etsy shop.
I bought all of this for a very reasonable price off of The Fabric Market. Based out of California, their fabrics are very affordable, and there is quite a variety of colors and types of fabric. Knits, rayons, cotton, laces, denims, wool suiting are just a small sample of their inventory. Their customer service is excellent. On my last order, they refunded me the difference of what it cost to ship all of that fabric with what they charged me to ship it. I would definitely recommend signing up for an account with them. Every purchase earns points that can be redeemed for a discount on future orders. Signing up for an account will get you started with points, and leaving a product review will earn you more points. Can you tell that I really love this place?
(Please know that I was in no way obliged to write this review, and the only compensation that I received was good service and prices.)
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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