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:
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.
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.
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.
A nice rayon print that should make a great 1940s dress. Not vintage, but certainly has a vintage feel to it.
This dotted swiss is pale yellow, not cream. Like gingham, you never can have enough dotted swiss.
This print is a bit more drab than my usual taste dictates. Maybe I'll keep it, maybe I won't.
This is an interesting crepe/gauze fabric that might make an interesting patio dress.
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.
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.
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.