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FABRICS ON THE MOVE

April 5, 2012
I am pretty bad about making decisions.  Especially when it comes to fabric buying.  I never want to pay for shipping, which means that I usually wait until I need a large amount of fabric.  I leave 20 or so items in my cart for a week while I hem and haw and rethink until I finally narrow them down and hit the purchase button.  Well, I hit the purchase button last night and now these beauties are on their way to my doorstep.  All from Fashion Fabrics Club.
As you can probably tell I am a little obsessed with rayon challis right now.  I feel like it is such a wearable fabric.  It’s easy to sew, inexpensive, soft, and still very flowy.  I can’t wait to make the skirt from the orange fabric.  And the heart fabric at the end – my personal favorite.  Can’t wait to wear that top with skinnies this summer.  I am making three tops for myself, which are going to be very used as I decided to join memademay this year – my first time to ever join in.  I’m pretty excited.  Any tips for being successful?
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Mango Orange Challis for an everyday midi skirt
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Black and White Dot Challis for a Scout Tee
Mint Challis for an easy top
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Plaid Shirting for a short sleeved button down for my husband.
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Fuschia / Navy heart Shirting for a Scout Tee

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6 Comments

  • Reply sallie oleta barbee April 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    I do the same thing when I fabric shop!! I hem and haw for what seems like forever. And then my favorite fabric is out of stock and I practically hyperventilate!!
    You’ve reminded me that I love rayon challis! Its starting to get really hot and humid down here and I’m thinking I need to make some easy sack dresses for summer… enter rayon challis!
    That heart print is such an amazing color – its going to look great as a Scout!

  • Reply Kelli Ward April 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    thanks sallie. i am glad that you like rayon challis too. sometimes i don’t know what is conscidered “nice” fabric and what isn’t, i just know what works for me and what doesn’t – what doesn’t work are still cottons which is what i feel like there is an abundance of in the stores, so i am happy to find an alternative.

  • Reply blueeyedfreckle April 7, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    I think we did have a class together in college! I recognize your face and name:) were you friends with Alice too?

  • Reply Sassy T April 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Lovin the hearts. Great fabric selection.

  • Reply Rachel April 15, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Your going to get some cute garments from this fabric. I love fashion fabrics club fabric. I bought so much color. I bought so much I’ll be sewing 4ever.

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