Monday, September 02, 2013

Fabric Help Needed

Happy Labor Day to all, hope you are enjoying the day.

I need your help finding fabric that would work for this J Crew blouse
photo from J Crew site - see link above.

I ordered some fabric from Mood but it is a thin voile and while I love the colors, I want something a bit thicker for winter.  Don't worry already have an idea for the Mood Fabric.

So if you know of some fabric that might work for this, please leave me a comment.  I have looked at Liberty of London fabric but they are just too pricey.  The JCrew shirt is $178, so sewing it would be much more affordable, I just haven't found the right fabric.

Colorways?  I am good with blues, greens or purples.

Thanks so much for the help.


8 comments:

  1. Hi Lori! You might look at Hawthorne Threads. Beautiful cottons, presented in so many ways, easy to match up theme, color, design, etc. I love this site!

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  2. What about a selection of Anna Maria Horner's Rayon prints??

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  3. Have you thought about underlining your Mood fabric with a cotton batiste to give it some weight?

    Karen

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  4. https://www.fabric.com/just-arrived-just-arrived-quilting-fabric-dainty-blooms.aspx?Source=SubCategoryLink

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  5. I recently saw some rayon challis in pretty floral prints on fabric.com--good prices too!

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  6. I would have said Liberty of London Tana Lawn! You're right, it's not cheap. And let's not even think about their silk. Though one day maybe I'll indluge one blouse's worth.

    I just found another Liberty Line on fabric.com (url below). It's the "Lifestyle StLLe" and costs about $15 a yard. The prints have that LIberty Look, similar to your inspiration shirt. I went ahead and ordered a couple of one yard pieces, I thought I might make into a laptop sleeve to try out. I don't know if they'd have the right drape for your shirt, or not.

    Laurel

    http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2.aspx?Source=Header&SearchText=liberty+line&CategoryID=1d5f47dc-9991-4088-93f3-26a376046a5e

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  7. Did you see this at fabric.com?
    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0281203/cotton-lawn-shirting-floral-navy-red

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  8. My blue Liberty 'Stile' Line piece arrived from fabric.com and I adore it. It is $15 a yard, which certainly isn't cheap, but half the cost of Tana Lawn. From seeing many things you've made over the last few years, I think you'd like it.

    Laurel

    Give it a peak at
    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0295181/liberty-lifestyle-stile-collection-cranston-navy?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

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