First can I say thank you to each and every person who visits here and support my occasional little fabric venture. You are all just so wonderful to deal with and I feel very lucky to have you all in my fabric orbit xx
I will be out of action now for 5 weeks, returning early September for just a couple of weeks and then I will be off again. It will be like this until the end of the year. I will try to have another burst of fabric listings in the next period at home as I still have a serious amount of fabric downsizing to do. So please keep an eye for those couple of weeks in September.
In the meantime, I will not be on the site at all and can’t pick up any emails sent to me using the email link provided here. If you have a query, please do email me, but please note I won’t be able to answer your mail until I return.
I am not going to be able to tell you as much about this fabric as I would like to be able to and for that reason will mark down the price a bit. I am sure there a name for the technique used in created the interesting effect on the fabric face.
It seems to me that a process has been used to fuse a felted-like layer over a base fabric in this stencilled flower effect.
I had fantasies for this fabric, absolutely harboured it…and with the delicate white and yellow centred embroidered daisies strewn across the fabric face, I knew that I would choose some white and yellow contrast silks and work them all into some lovely dress crafted from this great, great fabric.
I’m not even sure that it is possible to wander into a store and hope to see a designer duchess satin anymore?
Bouclé and tweedy woollens are amongst my most favourite fabrics in the whole wide world. An in my ideal world, I would have the time and fancy to sit down and pad-stitch and steam shape top quality woollens to my heart’s content.
In real life, the woollen is a little less violet than in this image, a softer, deeper colour. But this image is good to show the depth and complexity of the weave and amazing woollen threads that have been brought together here.
Now I know none of my images will be able to capture the full beauty of this stunning wool woven. Trust me, it is swoon-worthy.
This image captures the tone and colours of the fabric as much as my camera will permit. The actual colours are deeper and moodier and even closer in the tonal range than depicted here as my camera just loves to pick up the reds and highlight them. I don’t know how to adjust that!
Hmmm, what is that with the title…maybe this is the by-product of doing a lot of listings in a very short time. But I look at this beautiful silk and I see the antique, fading and slightly shabby looking paisley print and imagine afternoon tea at Miss Havisham’s dilapidated mansion.
Ok, the fact that I am listing this fabric means that I am now just reaching for the first fabrics that come to my hand, even if I adore them, rather than sorting into ‘I can part with/I can’t part with’ lots.
This is a designer fabric with a capital “D”, sourced from a sample room of a top NYC designer.
Ok, here we go with a pile of fabrics that are all worthy of their own feature posts, but I’m running short of time and I’m happy to mark them down for a bargain price in the interests of keeping the fabric moving now. There’s a very big bundle of fabrics here now, please read on!
I do actually have some dressier fabrics I want to list but I’ve struggled to get to them. This one is as good as any to start with. Actually, it is stupendous!
Why is that? It is a couture-worthy fabric from one of the top French design houses. I have lovingly stored this fabric for at least 20 years now I think, so it qualifies as a true vintage in fabric terms (not human terms!).
I bought this length of brilliant tweed boucle wool in Florence quite a few years ago. It has been lovingly packed away in tissue and wrapped up carefully, but now the time has come to see if someone else might like to give it a home.
It might be winter but the warmer months will be upon us again in no time so there is time to ponder what to make with this most perfect of fabrics.
I have hoarded this one for years, always imagining a loose and floaty top taking strong inspiration from the wonderful things that Easton Pears0n confect into life. But there is plenty of yardage for other things too.
This fabric – the one on the left in this image – is a lovely woollen blend fabric from the studio of my favourite local designer who is sadly now winding down her business.
Readers of this website will know that I have picked up some really beautiful fabrics from this studio. In fact, I understand some shopping may have been done today at one of her very last fabric sales. Good thing I didn’t know about it. I might have shopped for more fabric for the sake of nostalgia. Go figure.
This lovely silk is a painterly study in blues, from the deep indigo of the foliage and trees at the bottom of the panel to the powder blue of the distant sky and then back to deeper blues of the canopy.
A billion $ fashion house built on a chevron pattern, that’s the genius of Miss0ni. They have absolutely made the chevron pattern their own and all other designers who use the chevron are mere pretenders.
In this piece, the chevron is a small-scale one. And how’s this exquisite colourway?!
They honestly blend colours like few others. If you are a knitter, you might know the Noro yarns and that colour mastery. Miss0ni and Noro are counterparts I think.
First there was this…then there was that…Well, it was an internet crash that required me to establish a new connection, and I was offline while that took weeks. Then I have had extensive work travel and you don’t need to know about the food poisoning.
Late next week I head off on another work trip for 6 weeks and I will try to have a big push on fabrics before then. This will be my work/travel routine for a while, and honestly, I can’t see fabrics in my future much at all now, so there will be heaps up for grabs. I just won’t have the time to do lots of inspiration images etc with the fabric listings, but there will be great fabric shots!
In the meantime, I have marked down the prices of some fabrics. Please keep scrolling right down past the non-fabric posts too as some fabric listings are a bit buried now.
Thinking of making some really cool trousers, shorts (Bermuda or otherwise), a fitted dress, a sculptured skirt with lots of top-stitching or a sharp and perfectly tailored jacket…all or any of them? Well, this fabric from designer T0ry Burch is for you.
I’m clearing my Liberty Art fabrics…at just $30 a metre. Liberty lovers will know that the regular price in Australia starts at $45+ and can go as high as $60+. I’m listing them all in this one post, so dive in and have a look.
Heads-up…I’m going to be listing a lot of Liberty Art fabrics, hopefully this Friday. I’ll price them at around $30 a metre I think and I have 10+ to put up. Until they go up, here’s another great video featuring the design work of the Liberty Art print team.
Now here is an understated beauty of a silk, perfect if you want something a little bit dressier or ‘special occasion’ but want to keep things not too formal.
That is to say, you could do a relaxed top or shift in this fabric, nothing too elaborate, and the lovely luminous glow to this silk organza makes it that bit more special. See some of the tops below. Continue reading →
This is a really modern print, one that you can turn into an urban edgy look, or keep simple for a classic monotone that you can wear with just about everything because of the versatile black and white colours.
Some of you will know that it has been a very up and down couple of months here, but one of the “ups”…and it is a very big “up”…was a dear friend returning from rummages through designer recycle stores in the US with this amazing Chloe jacket just for me.
I gasped! I’m afraid true designer pieces are not in my budget (well, maybe if I hadn’t spent so much money on fabric), especially iconic jackets like this one.
This jacket is from a Phoebe Philo collection for Chloe. She produced fantastic, really imaginative garments and truly embraced the demi-couture idea I think. (I showed another Chloe jacket from this collection earlier in the blog too). A close-up examination of this jacket will show you just why that description is so apt…and designer prices can sometimes be appreciated! Continue reading →
This fabric is seriously the softest silk I have ever come across in my lifetime of scouring for fabrics. I have no idea how such soft silk came to be and why I haven’t seen more of it. I’d love to know the provenance of this piece, that’s for sure.
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I'm a mad fabric collector but I've gone a bit overboard, so I've started this blog to re-home some gorgeous, top-quality fabrics at really great prices. Mostly ex-designer fabrics from places like New York's garment district and Milan's fabric mills, and mostly single pieces. Please see the 'About' and 'FAQ' at the top of this page for more info. (Australia only)