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.


  • Rebecca Woodward

    Gorgeous dress! I’ve bought jersey from them before and been impressed, both with the range and with the information they send stuck to each piece of fabric showing the composition. Great for a hoarder like me! 🙂

    • almondrock

      Yes! Such a benefit to know the make up of what you’re buying. I’m definitely going to recommend them going forward!

  • sewingsu

    Beautiful dress! I love my fabrics, they are the only company (that i have used) that sends out the fabric with a sticker on it that tells you what the composition of the fabric is and what its wash instructions are – i wish everyone did this!

    • almondrock

      Great point. It’s so hard where I buy from as that info isn’t provided and the sellers/stall holders don’t know themselves!

  • LA

    I love My Fabrics and buy 90% of my fabric from them. The choice and range of fabrics are way ahead of other online retailers and the service is great In my opinion.

    • almondrock

      Ooh wow that’s a good endorsement. I really am impressed by all the prints and higher end fabric. Worth shouting about!

  • emma Jayne

    I’m not familiar with this fabric company but the palm leaf viscose alone made me click through for a browse. Cute dress. I like the back neckline particularly.
    I got a poxy half hour of sewing this weekend… so annoying when we have to do real life stuff instead of hermit in the sewing room right?!

    • almondrock

      Ooh yeah it’s cute right. And comes in different colourways!
      I’m really sad because I still haven’t had much time for sewing and what’s worse I also haven’t had time to post a new blog post. boo hoo. Hope we both get to hermit ourselves away soon!

  • Katie

    So cute, love the back view. Myfabrics is one of my favourites, everything I’ve got has been good quality and I especially like their jerseys.

    • almondrock

      Ooh yes the jerseys look great. I’m really tempted by some of the silk mix chambray too. Choices choices!

  • boldlygold

    Oh I’ve never heard of this place before but after a quick look there’s already about 3 different prints that I NEED! Do you think a cow print skirt would be too ridiculous? Haha!

    • almondrock

      Thank you! It’s a perfect “T and T” pattern for me now. I can totally rely on it. I’ve been eyeing your gorgeous corduroy skirt! So lush

  • Lynne

    Loving your dress, that print is fab! My Fabrics isn’t new to me, I’ve bought a few things from them, and it’s all been lovely. In fact, I’m waiting for some jersey fabric I ordered at the weekend.

    • almondrock

      Ooh some nice fabric post to wait for. I’ve really been out the loop on My Fabrcis I think. So glad to have been introduced to them!

    • almondrock

      It’s so good they do a sampling service. That’s important to me when buying online but so few places do it these days. Look forward to seeing anything you buy from them!

    • almondrock

      Thanks so much! Wearing my passion “on my sleeve” sort of I guess haha. And I’m seriously tempted by a palm leaf dress. So lovely!

    • almondrock

      Thank you! I’m so happy this dress is now my T and T. Takes the pressure off a bit when I need a classic wardrobe filler in an ace print.

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