Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One pattern seven bloggers #2

In this weeks post I will be introducing my fabric choice to you all. Drum roll please...

I found this 'autumny' cotton during a fabric shopping trip last weekend when Jamie and I spent a night in Canberra. The shop was called Addicted to Fabric, and supplied the typical amount of quilting and dressmaking fabric to local sewers. Most of the fabric I had seen in the chain stores in the city, but their book collection was pretty good. I was able to flip through a number of sewing books I had not seen before (although they were full price so I didn't buy any).

Like I said, most of the fabric was the standard fabrics available in most fabric stores in Australia. It does make me wonder if Australia just doesn't import enough variety into the country, if the demand just isn't there, or if the importers themselves don't have much of a variety of taste?

Anyhow, I was lucky to find a fabric that was a bit different to the rest, 100% cotton, and on sale!

Don't forget to check in with the other girls and see how they are doing,

Sam xox

Oh, and remember the fabric I purchased for the dress and skirt pattern on Saturday... I have already sewn up both patterns! Can't wait to show you all - the dress is fab!


  1. LOVE this cotton! It is going to be gorgeous made up into the dress. And I can't believe that you have sewn a dress and a skirt since Saturday?!!! I have been staring at an invisible zip for a fortnight and still haven't put it in my dress!! Doh :S

  2. Gorgeous fabric, definitely autumnal I'd say - your dress is going to look fab!

    I can't believe you've already sewed up the skirt pattern you bought the other day...wish I was as fast as you ;o)

  3. Oooooh it's definitely Autumn! And, a skirt?. You truly are amazing, looking forward to seeing it!

  4. gorgeous fabric and very autumny (and yes autumny is totally a word!!!) My fabric is quite similar but a bit more winterish. I am about to do my post now.

  5. Yay, more lovely autumnal fabric :) Looks like you and Kat had plaid on the brain.

  6. I like the red fabric, that will look stunning. I am always afraid to work with directional fabrics, but it looks like you are not afraid!