Monthly Archives: October 2014

Digital print viscose/lycra stretch remnant SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

It might be only a small piece but it packs a punch!

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One more length of Marc Jacobs exotic birds silk – GONE

GONE – MANY THANKS

My niece has offered up her piece of this fabric now.  I have opened the original listing again.  There’s 3 metres as with the first post.  Please contact me via the email link with the listing.  Click here or scroll down the page.

http://designerfabricsaustralia.com/mrc-jacobs-exotic-birds-silk-crepe-de-chine/#more-169

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Denim coloured stretch canvas tiger print remnant SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

This is a stretch cotton remnant that is perfect for a killer skirt.

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I’m afraid that my photos of this cotton don’t do it justice at all.  Close up, you don’t see the definitions between the patterns that are evident to the eye. (more…)


Anna Sui scrabble silk crepe de chine SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

It’s a classic with a twist, a lovely chequerboard print in classic black and white, populated with simple but witty graphics, and just enough colour to keep it from being too conservative.

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Pale shell pink dandelion silk/lycra charmeuse SOLD

GONE, THANKS

Sticking with the more understated colours/prints for the moment, this truly beautiful silk/lycra now has an outing.

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This is an interesting print.  I think it basically takes the form of a repeating panel although there is no discernible start/finish line for the panel.  (more…)


Fantastical digital print linen in burnt amber palette SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW GONE, THANKS

Ok, this print is quite something else.

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I don’t even know if I can describe the graphics in this print.  Sometimes I see the facets of diamonds, other times a lipstick tube, and then findings from a tool box.  Whatever, someone certainly had fun putting this print together.  (more…)


Delicate dreamy tie-dye silk charmeuse SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS SOLD NOW, THANK YOU

Oh this is lovely!  I really think that they…whoever is responsible for this print design…have done such a good job.

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The print of this lighter weight silk charmeuse simulates a tie-dye effect, repeating the dreamy colours of soft gold, silver, ecru and platinum tones, shot here and there with an accent of graphite. (more…)


Cavalli viscose/lycra remnant SOLD

Now for a remnant…but big enough for heaps of options.  This is a Roberto Cavalli viscose/lycra stretch fabric with a reptile print graphic over watercolour-type wash red and pink bands.

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Looking at this image again now, it almost looks like a wood grain pattern in the mix, and I think I can see some Japanese textile influence in there too? (more…)


Anna Sui purple abstract silk crepe de chine SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

I have two pieces of this silk, otherwise I wouldn’t be letting it go.

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This silk crepe de chine is straight from a shop on West 35th Street.  The fabric stores start to become thin on the ground by the time you get to 35th, but there were a couple of new places last time I went, with this beauty waiting for me.  (more…)


NY designer snake print cotton/silk/lycra SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW SOLD – MANY THANKS

Animal print fabrics are always in fashion, but they are just huge at the moment, with no sign of waning in popularity.  This fabric is a fantastic piece.  It is an ex-designer fabric and superb quality with a cotton/silk/lycra blend.

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This print is a super-stylish snakeskin print.

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Multi-coloured ‘techno’ graphic silk charmeuse SOLD

NOW GONE – MANY THANKS

Another beautiful quality silk from a New York designer in lovely rich and saturated colours.

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I think this fabric also recalls the work of another top designer, at least I had this in mind when I got the fabric.

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Italian blue flowers silk/lycra charmeuse SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW SOLD – MANY THANKS

This silk hails from the Italian mills, and is the perfect fabric and length if you want to make a shirt or top, (but wide enough for other garments too).  This is a woven fabric, not a stretch/t-shirt fabric, but the lycra content adds that extra versatility to the fabric.

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Blue cotton/lycra medallions SOLD

SOLD NOW – THANK YOU

I had a hard time choosing which fabric to post first!  But, taking the leap with this lovely cotton because the weather is warmer and this is just the most perfect piece of fabric for a spring skirt (pleats?), top or dress.

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I bought this fabric in the NYC garment district.  It is an ex-designer fabric, may have been J Cr*w.  It certainly has that American sportswear look about it. (more…)


Black/grey/bone tribal graphics scuba fabric SOLD

GONE – THANK YOU!

This fabric is soooo fashion-forward.  This is scuba fabric, which has also been called neoprene, although scuba is lighter and more refined than the neoprene.  Even though I’m putting this fabric up for sale, I’m still wildly in love with it, and I do think this black, grey and bone graphic pattern is one of the very best scuba fabric patterns I have seen.  It is so cool, so sophisticated.

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Teal blue thunderstorm cotton/lycra SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW SOLD – MANY THANKS

I love this cotton/lycra but I’ve got a long list of other fabrics lined up ahead of it so I’m being strict.  The dark teals and blues work magnificently together in this print, tinged with cinnamon and dusk.

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Orange blooms twill weave silk SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS GONE NOW – MANY THANKS

I see a perfect little dress every time I look at this fabric, though being a perfect weight silk, so much else is possible.

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It was a really sunny day when I photographed this fabric last week and the sun was catching the folds of the fabric and highlighting the colours. (more…)


There’s something about Mary… GONE THANKS

PENDING NOW THANKS

In a summery designer dress like this…

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This is a lovely Hug0 B0ss number from a few years ago, snaffled in a great hurry when it appeared and disappeared in no time from an Australian fabric store.

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He!mut L@ng graphic digital knit GONE

PENDING, THANKS

Look no further than this gorgeous piece of viscose stretch fabric by the designer known for his fashion-forward and sharp designs.

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Raining crayons silk/cotton voile GONE

Or paint daubs silk/cotton voile?  I can’t decide whether this description might better describe the fabric…but let’s call it both.

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I fell on this fabric in a swoon when I saw it in that fabric store in the NYC garment district that every fabric lover in the world would be in the mood to visit sometime in their life.

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Black, white and brights tribal symbol viscose/lycra stretch SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

Continuing with these wonderful quality viscose/lycra stretch fabrics, here is a really fun print…a black and white base reminiscent of tribal/totem symbols, brought alive by splashes of red, blue and yellow.

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This one, like the others, originates from the excellent French mills.

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Stunning designer antique/burnished gold silk brocade SOLD

I don’t have many fabrics for dressier occasions but this has been my prized piece since I got in in the NYC garment district many years ago.

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It is such an exquisite fabric that I haven’t ever felt justified in chopping into it for what would probably be just one wear…now it is time this piece had a much more appreciative home.  (more…)


Broken arrow striped cotton/lycra SOLD

GONE NOW, THANKS

This is a top quality and very versatile medium-weight cotton in a small scale tribal graphic.

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The cotton also has a touch of lycra (less that 5%) which will give that extra bit of wearing ease to whatever might be made. (more…)


Stylised Mums yellow tones cotton – Japanese? SOLD

SOLD NOW, MANY THANKS

I got this cotton from a local specialist fabric store and know that it came from one of the Australian designers at the time. Looking over it again now, I wonder if it might be a Japanese cotton.

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Stunning silk charmeuse with red, white and blue flowers on navy SOLD

GONE, THANK YOU

Oh my gosh, the quality of this silk is sensational.

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And so is the print design, the graphics…it’s just captivating! (more…)


Stunning Italian wool boucle plaid GONE

I’m sure there are wool devotes out there who are happy to look at beautiful wool fabrics no matter what season it is?  I love my wools, I really, really love them, and quite happily sew wools in high summer!

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So, this is really a magnificent fabric. (more…)


Multicolour millefiori flowers on cotton SOLD

I think this is a print that can work for all ages.  It is not overly sweet for an adult but then again it is not too sophisticated for a child. IMG_5391 And there is enough fabric here that you could probably get one for each… (more…)


Marc Jacobs pom pom embroidered cotton SOLD

ALL SPOKEN FOR — GOSH, THAT WAS QUICK!

I had clear idea what I was going to do with this delightful Marc Jacobs fabric when I got it.

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I had a couple of garments in mind.  (more…)


Divine mustard crinkle wool/silk – Oscar DLR SOLD

GONE NOW THANK YOU

I haven’t posted plain colour fabrics before on this site.  Prints are so easy to make interesting to the eye on a website; plain fabrics can go completely unnoticed.  But if you are a fabric connoisseur, please do take a moment to have a look at this divine Osc@r de la Rent@ fabric.

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Actually, that is a Chl0e dress there on the left from the pre-Fall collection that came out just weeks ago, not Osc@r, but shows just how gorgeous this colour can look, and it is definitely a colour of the season. (more…)


Octopus’s garden viscose/lycra stretch SOLD

GONE NOW, THANK YOU

Time for some more pieces of great quality stretch, this time a viscose/lycra with a stylised underwater scene with shells and corals framed against a wonderful blue background.

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There’s enough fabric here for a simple dress or skirt, but because of the blue colour I guess, I see this as a stunning top to throw on with your favourite jeans.  (more…)


Pewter snowflakes on ice blue silk SOLD

GONE, THANKS

The snowflakes are primitive and spidery renditions, but that’s what I think of when looking at this fabric…a pale blue sky full of falling snowflakes.

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