I recently checked out Spotlight‘s offer for Autumn. They have some Wool Coating fabrics 80% Wool and 20% Nylon (which gives the fabric increased durability).
They also had some Wool Flannels – which were made in India – and quite coarse looking – but ok for jackets etc.
But as always what got me going were the Cotton Lycra Sateens! I love these – they look great made up, sew together easily and drape beautifully – perfect for 50’s style dresses, and that hint of elastomeric fibres (Lycra or Elastane) makes them comfortable!
Lets feast our eyes!
Yay! How good are these babies?! I love the brown roses – but I have a piece of vintage wool challis in almost identical tones, (Daisy print, not roses) so I left that one there. I bet it’s there next time! Not many people can wear that colour.
Um, I am not loving these as much, but I like the one second from the left.
I find these ones quite Nana-ish – what do you think? The one with the purple rose is a bit 50’s looking – but it’s not great.
Here are my picks!
How gorgeous. Two of my favourite things: Polka Dots and Roses – Yay, under the terrible light Roses actually looked Olive green and the background grey-ish. It’s all tones of brown actually. I will do a blouse out of that.
This was the one that made me gasp! Is it not gorgeous? I love it and I bought four metres for a shirtwaist type of dress. Good isn’t it?!
Don’t know what’s happened to all the lovely floral prints – maybe we’ll see some in Spring/Summer. This is definitely moody – suits my personality just fine!
Which one do you like?
Oh and by the way, I have been blogging for a year! I know! I can’t believe it! So watch out – I plan to do a giveaway each week this month, some patterns and bits and pieces. And thanks so much for popping by and subscribing!
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