• Dresses

    Dressmaker’s Delight

    Hello everyone!
    Hope you’ve had a good weekend. I didn’t do any sewing which was a shame but after my recent sewing binge I still have plenty to share with you.

    almond rock dressmaking vogue 1102 myfabricsA little while ago I was contacted by My Fabrics and asked if I would like to review some fabric. I confess they weren’t a company I was familiar with! But I soon fell down the rabbit hole looking at their website and I do like a good online shop.

    almond rock dressmaking vogue 1102 myfabrics

    I spoke to a wonderfully helpful man and chose this ace dressmaking print full of vintage sewing ephemera like thread spools, scissors, pincushions and buttons.

    The fabric comes in three colourways but I thought this pink was the most charming.

    almond rock dressmaking vogue 1102 myfabrics

    The dress is my favourite Vogue 1102 bodice with a gathered skirt, which makes this a great little versatile dress I can wear to work, out with friends and on the occasional date night!

    I lined the dress in pale pink anti-static lining and used a regular zip. I love that low back.

    almond rock dressmaking vogue 1102 myfabrics

     So a bit more about the fabric and company! This is a mid-weight cotton and 140cm wide (note how all the composition details are listed on the site?). It’s a little stiffer than regular poplin but suitable for dressmaking, home furnishing or bags. The fabric print quality is pretty good, the only thing that’s a little blurry is the detail on the sewing pattern but it’s only noticeable up close.

    It would make a sweet little pair of curtains for a sewing room wouldn’t it.

    These are some of the other fabrics I’m currently lusting after. a) sneaker print jersey, b) flamingo tapestry fabric, c) star print stretch demin and d) palm leaf print viscose.

    almond rock dressmaking vogue 1102 myfabrics

    I’m pretty impressed with the range of prints My Fabrics has. I love it when I see new prints that I haven’t seen ten times before in other fabric shops. Perhaps it’s because they’re international, and have access to different and interesting fabrics. Either way it makes it very tempting to put in an order!

    So is My Fabrics new to you?

    Are you a flamingo fan like me? Maybe you’re crushing on the printed denim.