|High Fashion Fabrics, taken last December with a Diana Mini.|
When they were calling for the last chance for cutting before closing, I had five bolts stacked up, and planned on eliminating a few, but my husband encouraged me to get them all. So I did, with absolutely no arm-twisting. :) Several are ones I have come close to buying in the past, so I was glad to finally bring them home! I also grabbed a couple of inexpensive cotton/poly batistes for linings.
I had been wanting some dotted fabrics, so I made sure to grab a few:
|Michael Miller's "Dinky Dots": my dog is also named Dinky!|
|From Amy Butler's "Love" collection: sort of Miami Vice on ice.|
This was near the dots, and I liked the geometric repeat. I don't usually go for red, but ended up with two red fabrics yesterday!
|"Beatrice", another Michael Miller collection.|
And these two I have almost bought on more than one occasion:
|"Redwork/Bluework" from now-defunct Chanteclaire fabrics.|
|From Jackie Shapiro's "Sweet Peas" collection.|
Buying at High Fashion, I do end up paying a couple of dollars more a yard than I might online. However, sometimes fabrics that seemed fab on the computer monitor, I don't like so much person. I feel more confident about my brick-and-mortar store purchases. And of course, if you want to have a local fabric store, you need to support it! Not that I don't appreciate online retailers too -- especially when they have sales. But as it happens, three of the five fabrics I purchased yesterday don't seem to be available in Internetland anymore.
I think these (and the rest of the stash, lol) will keep me busy for a while. I wish I could sew faster!