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June 17, 2008



That's so exciting!! I can't wait to hear about that, and see pics! :D

I also really love that fabric.. I've been wanting a floral dress myself, although unless I lose a bit of tummy bandage dresses may not be entirely flattering.

And seriously, that fabric store looks a lot like heaven. I'm not sure if I'd ever be able to decide on just a couple fabrics.. I'd just want to buy out the entire store!

Cupcakes and Cashmere

What beautiful fabrics and those pictures illustrate that you certainly have a good idea in mind. Can't wait to see what you create :)

miss woo

I love the third dress in the Ebay pictures, and I'm quite excited on seeing your version of the dress now!


I was there the other day! It's so exciting, I ventured upstairs for the first time (needed some silk lining for a coat I'm going to make).

Fabric places other than that fancy fabric place (never been there actually): the rag market & outdoor market are quite good (£1/m for some stuff is) and Barry's Fabrics (I think they have a shop in Manchester actually, Leon's Fabrics or something like that) is pretty good too. That's down Digbeth way, so it's a little trek but it's a smallish sized warehouse with, I suppose, quite varied prices. They have some good stuff though.

How exciting about the fashion show! I hope we can see some photos.

fritha louise

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love the fancy silk store, I always end up buying more than intended when I go there though!


i always love the things you find on ebay!


Oh yeah, Barry's fabrics is really good but I can't really remember any prices now. I have no idea how to make a dress, have you ever made one before? Good luck with finding some more fabric!


Can I ask a silly question? If you're sewing with stretch fabric do you need a serger or anything special? I have the worst luck when I try to sew stretchy things.


Amber- No idea! I wasn't planning on stretching the fabric as i sewed, just let the machine naturally pull it along while i gently feed it through so there is no stretch from me or the machine. the fabric isn't super stretchy, just sort of like tshirt fabric


That store looks GREAT! We have a fabric store around here but it doesn't have a very large variety and is way too overpriced. I can't wait to see what you make with those fabrics, the florals are absolutely amazing!
And congrats on the modeling deal! I know you'll do great.


fashion show! Sounds like fun...I hope you do it and get some good pics :-) I used to model and it's really really hard, but totally worth it.


So will you be going back to purchase the expensive fabric?
I can't wait to see how it turns out!!!


I'd love to see what you come up with. And the opportunity to model for that designer sounds cool.


oooo...corpse bride-inspired! Intriguing!



Oh my lord what a treasure trove of a fabric place!


The fashion show sounds fun! And cant wait to see how the dress turns out.


I was planning a trip to brum to go fabric hunting at the market so i MUST check that place out whilst i'm there. Thanks for the tip off, hopefully some good creations will come of it over summer.


I like the middle floral fabric you chose! I prefer the Cath Kidston style of florals, some of the floral dresses I encounter on ebay are too 80s/90s for my taste! You can totally pull off the fitted dresses look though.


Those bandage dresses are amazing..i want one now! I cant wait to see how yours turn out !!

This is great. I design and manufacture mens neckties for a living and all those colors and patterns gove me some great new ideas for designs.

Thanks for posting.


im definitely going to take a trip to the fancy silk store. does anyone know what days the markets are on and where they are?

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