Monday, June 25, 2007


I can't believe how many beautiful fabrics there are on the market now.

It makes me want to sew *gasp* skirts!

I learned to sew in high school from Ms. Issel the best home-ec teacher ever. In my senior year I spent five of my seven periods a day in either a home-ec class or the art room. I made a lot of my clothes in high school and college and clothes for my kids when they were little. But I lost all desire to make clothes after that. For years the fabrics did not seem terribly interesting and the novelty prints were just dorky. When I starting dyeing and painting fabric I stopped buying printed fabric all together.

It seems like some of the fabric companies are getting wiser bringing in a whole new pool of talent like Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt, to name just a few, who are designing irresistible fabrics. Also we now have great online fabric resources like Sew Mama Sew, Purl Soho and Repro Depot, no longer having to rely on the less than mediocre selections from the big chain fabric stores.


  1. hank SEW much for pointing out Sew Mama Sew - perfect selections for my taste and I had never heard of them !

  2. I laughed out loud at your comment about "gasp" needing to sew skirts. That's exactly how I feel. I have collected some irresistable fabric with just that in mind...haven't gotten around to it yet. But those new beauties DO make a gal want to stitch.

  3. Judy you've inspired me. I've had that Cute Skirts pattern for ages, and finally cut one out and serged all the raw edges yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it sewn today. Thanks for the push!

  4. Those skirts will be adorable on you. I've made 3 of those "Cute Skirts" and have another one in the wings. Something tells me I need to get that other pattern....


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