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Stunning graphic cotton Anthr0polgie

This fabric is a big wowee.  The colours are so brilliant and the graphics are fascinating.

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Obviously this one is for lovers of prints, but if that’s you, the timing couldn’t be better because there’s simply fabulous ideas for eye-catching prints out there.
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Black and white Ikat-style designer silk/cotton SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS GONE NOW THANKS

Ikat prints have an enduring popularity and when they are the combination of classic but edgy like this print on offer, even better.

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Delicately crinkled avocado & flowers cotton

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.

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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.

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Fleur-de-lys designer cotton **PRICE DROP**

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.

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M@rc Jacobs flowers on white stretch cotton SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

Bumping this fabric up again — a gorgeous M@rc J fabric at a bargain price! Such a pretty fabric, a bit hippie…neat rows of serrated edge flowers in saturated blues, purples and pinks.

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Soft animal print cotton **PRICE DROP**

If you’d like to do an animal print but in a softer palette this fabric is the go.

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Indigo blue tribal graphics cotton SOLD

NOW SOLD, THANKS

Rolling along here, now giving a crisp cotton tribal print an outing.

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Black & white graphics cotton Sold

ALL SPOKEN FOR NOW, THANK YOU.

Now for a classic black and white fabric with an nice modern and clean graphic.

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This is a medium/suiting weight fabric.  The bonus is that it is completely reversible, with the black emphasis on one side and white on the other. (more…)


Black, white and grey cross-hatch stretch cotton SOLD

GONE, THANK YOU

This classic colour scheme of white, black and grey is made modern by the irregular cross-hatch pattern, looking like a graphic urban landscape.

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Chl0e black & cream stripes cotton SOLD

ALL GONE NOW, MANY THANKS

My last piece on offer now.

Well, I’ve just set the scene for Chl0e in the post underneath this one (now further down in this blog).  This particular cotton is from one of Chl0e’s best collections and made runway appearances as these dresses and tops.

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Designer botanical gardens cotton SOLD

GONE, THANKS

You could learn a lot about botany examining this lovely cotton. So many lovely blooms tumble around in a free-fall of flowers.

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Ikat/crosshatch blue & white cotton stretch GONE

GONE THANKS

When I look closely at this fabric it appears to be a cross-hatch print.  When I look from a distance it seems to have strong Ikat characteristics.  I think it is a combination of both of these graphics.

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Designer cotton/lycra cream leaf brocade SOLD

GONE, THANK YOU

I’m not going to be sewing again for years I think, and I’m facing up to it. If I wasn’t, there’s no way I’d be putting out this stunning J Crew brocade-come-matelassé stunner.

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Fiori field Japanese cotton SOLD

GONE, MANY THANKS

Continuing with the light cottons for a moment, this is a Japanese cotton, and they are always fabulous quality, with delicate flowers teeming all over the surface.  Actually, it is apt that this is a Japanese fabric.  The great Japanese designer Sacai used a cotton very, very similar to this is her most recent summer collection, which is just now hitting the stores.

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I bet you haven’t seen a floral cotton made up like this before – a mish-mash trimmed with army green.  Sacai makes it work!

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Bloomsbury stretch cotton SOLD

GONE, THANKS

Here is a length of stretch cotton in a sophisticated palette of deep wines and army green, punctuated by splashes of magenta, cream and lime.  It’s a print for print lovers…and those who may not normally be drawn to prints…

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Touch of whimsy red & white cotton voile SOLD

GONE NOW, MANY THANKS

Red and white small motif prints are so happy and cheery I think.

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This one is a very good quality cotton voile from the NYC garment district. (more…)


Moroccan medallion graphics cotton voile SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

This looks like a Moroccan inspired print to me, with the large scale motifs overlapping each other creating a lace effect.

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The fabric is a cotton voile, possibly there is a bit of silk in it, maybe 10 or 20%, but I am not sure.

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Off white and black threaded cotton GONE

GONE NOW THANKS

Here is  length of a cotton (or cotton blend? possibly with a hint of viscose in it?) from everyone’s favourite NYC fabric store.

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It has a fabulous weave, with the black threads woven through to form patterns resembling ironwork scrolls.

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Bright blooms cotton GONE

NOW GONE, THANK YOU

This fabric has to be described as a happy and joyous one.

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The pattern is infused with a rainbow of colours…Kelly green, aqua, tangerine, egg yolk yellow, sienna, pale pink, all offset on a black background. (more…)


Dotti cotton – fresh! SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS GONE, THANKS

This fab cotton is from the studio of my favourite local designers.

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I look at this fabric and just think fresh!  The fabric feeling is fresh and light and breezy I think.  But I especially love that it is quite a sophisticated and unusual colour palette…nice citrus and blues, but the buff and brown temper the sweetness.

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Digital flowers Italian cotton piqué SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW GONE – MANY THANKS

Ooh, ooh, ooh…

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I couldn’t resist this stunner when it came along. (more…)


Blue batik flowers cotton voile SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

Here’s a charming cotton voile in a perfect blue…

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…not periwinkle blue, not delft blue.  Does anyone know which blue this is?

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Blue blooms stretch cotton remnant SOLD

THSI FABRIC IS NOW SOLD – MANY THANKS

Stunning colours, great fabric, but just a small piece.

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Dark denim and ecru stamp pattern cotton SOLD

GONE NOW – MANY THANKS

This a fabulous dress length of fabric with an urban sort of look to it with the stamped design in dark denim.

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Caribbean beaches cotton voile SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

Here’s a top-length piece of cotton voile from the racks of my favourite fabric shop in NYC.  Everything that ends up in the shelves of this store comes from the studios and workrooms of designers, most of them NY based.

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With the bright, sunny, summery thing going on with this fabric, it seems perfectly suited to summer on the beach or by the pool in Australia…or the Caribbean…

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Lightweight silk/cotton with antique gold roses SOLD

THIS FABRIC IS NOW SOLD – MANY THANKS

I have held on to this piece for soooo long…I just love it so…but finally, I’m relinquishing it.

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This to me is a delicate and romantic and whimsical piece of fabric just calling out to be a lovely dress.  (more…)


Dramatic designer silk-cotton black & white panel print SOLD

SOLD NOW, MANY THANKS

You won’t seen fabrics like this one come along all that often.  This is a sensational panel print from NY design C S+effe.

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The fabric face is a lustrous soft silk, almost like the feel of a duchess satin, and the reverse side is a cotton backing.  (more…)


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…)


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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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…)


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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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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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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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…)