Friday Fabric Finds: April 29

Welcome to this week's Friday Fabric Finds. The theme is "surprise!" since two of my fabric pieces proved to be far more interesting once I brought them home to wash. Without further ado, let's see what I got:

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It wasn't until I unrolled this fabric to wash, that I realized it was a bright rainbow terry cloth! It had been rolled up inside-out so it was much duller and more of a knit. I love terry cloth and can imagine this as an awesome romper.

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Another piece that surprised me at time of wash. I had only previously seen the little horseshoe like designs. When I unrolled it, I realized it was a border print! I'm sending a Western/Cowboy challenge in our future.

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I'm not crazy about white fabrics but I thought the flowers on this piece were pretty enough. I actually have some fabric paint used for silk and want to try coloring some of the flowers in. It's too much like a coloring book to leave black & white.

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A nice rayon print that should make a great 1940s dress. Not vintage, but certainly has a vintage feel to it.

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This dotted swiss is pale yellow, not cream. Like gingham, you never can have enough dotted swiss.

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This print is a bit more drab than my usual taste dictates. Maybe I'll keep it, maybe I won't.

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This is an interesting crepe/gauze fabric that might make an interesting patio dress.

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I really like this print. It's just quilting cotton but with wash, it softened to a nice medium-weight cotton. I can see this being a great dress — especially one using a Colette Pattern.

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More gingham. This became a bit too wrinkled because I washed it and I guess it was the sort of rayon that shouldn't be washed in water. Even so, I like how it looks crinkled.

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This is part of a piece of fabric with panels. Not sure what I'll make with it, but it was too interesting to pass up.

 

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. margueritedesigns

    You manage to find some amazing things Mena!

  2. What a great collection – I SO want to get inside your fabric cupboard!!

  3. JudyRoberson

    Love your finds this week.. I really like the white one..Can’t wait to see the outcome of it.. so pretty..
    The terrycloth ,is oh so bright and pretty..love it.

  4. I’d recommend a bolero jacket, cut chevron style, for the terrycloth. It’s a retro, flattering cut for most women, and it’s a great cover up when it’s cool.