One of the things that I have loved about starting blogging is finding out about so many interesting projects from other people. A few weeks ago I commented on this absolutely beautiful dress because I looked the fabric so much. The author was so kind to tell me where she brought the fabric from, it was a website (Spoonflower.com) that I had never heard of before but it had so much beautiful fabric that I know it is going to mean a serious hit on my bank balance every time I visit.
I restrained myself quite well and just brought a selection of four fabrics, I ordered them quite a while ago but because they have come from America they have taken a little while to arrive. The first fabric that I brought was a unicorn inspired one:
The background colour is a dusty pink (it is not as red as the picture looks) and I brought it because I have always loved unicorns ever since falling in love with The Last Unicorn book as a kid. I brought two yards of this fabric so I will keep my eye out for a project that I can use it for.
I also brought some fabric with English Bull Terriers on:
I brought this one because I have a friend who has a Bully and I have always wanted some Bully fabric so that I could make something for her, I now have the fabric to do so. I brought one yard and have some ideas for what I will do with it.
I then brought some pac-man material:
This fabric caught my eye for its retro feel. I will use it to make a skirt or dress (taking the inspiration from Thread Carefully’s Tetris dress).
The last thing I brought mainly as a bit of experimentation:
The fabric has a skirt pattern printed on it along with instructions as to how to make the skirt. It has a box pleat at the front and has iris flowers on the main part of the skirt the fabric is beautiful so I hope the skirt sews up well. I have never seen anything like this before but thought that it was a really good idea so thought I would give it a go.
I love getting new fabric, I keep it out of my sewing cabinet for a while just so I can look at it all the time admiring the beauty of it. I am always a little reluctant to cut into new fabric at first because prior to it being cut it has so much potential which is taken away when you cut into it.