Tag Archives: NYC

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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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…)


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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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…)


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…)