Do you ever have one of those days where everything just falls into place?
I’m talking about shopping for fabric, of course. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem … well, I do and I like it!
Today I took a trip to Dallas. I decided to try a new shop – Golden D’Or Fabric Outlet. It is located on Harry Hines, which is … um …. often of ill repute? Needless to say, I didn’t get my hopes up as I pulled into the neighborhood. I’m pleased to say I was wrong.
You have to go through a little Singer repair shop to get to this warehouse-sized gem. My mind was blown, people. I walked the whole place just feeling the fabric for a while.
In the very back they have a large clearance room big enough to be its own store, where I found this:
I think it’s silk organza, but whatever it is, it was two bucks a yard and will work great for interlining. This, incidentally, was one of the purposes of my trip in the first place.
I was also on a mission to find fabric for the Colette Hazel my mom requested. She likes purple and polka dots.
Bam! I was two for two on my missions. I had to stop myself from buying anything else, because I still had another stop to make: CityCraft!
I just happened to be in the neighborhood (read: five miles away) so I decided to check out their summer sale. Holy cannoli, the deals were so good I kind of feel like I ripped them off. I’m not sorry one bit. Here’s what I picked up:
Moda layer cake!
Colette Macaron pattern (I can’t get enough Colette!)
More from the Washi collection
Amy Butler fabric from the Lark collection!
Border-print fabric from the Monsterz line!
Here’s the other side of the border-print: paper airplanes!
Another Monsterz fabric that coordinates with the border-print! I may make a dress using the two.
I payed thirty bucks for miles of organza and the purple polka dots, and my CityCraft trip was about half off! I’m so excited to match these fabrics with projects.
I have some of my fabrics set aside for “rewards” to myself – for example, I lost ten pounds so I get to cut into some Amy Butler this week.
Do you shop pattern first, then find a fabric that fits, or do you buy fabric that inspires you then find a pattern to show it off? I do a little of each.
All in all, I’m in a very zen fabric place right now.