Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gift from FABRIC MART !!

I have been busy this week working on my Fabric Mart Fashion contest entry, which is due on Monday. I went to the mailbox and found a box from them!    It was filled with a fabric bundle of really nice fabric!  I assume all the other contestants will receive one too and that mine just came sooner because I live less than 100 miles from their store.      No, the picture above wasn't taken today but several summers ago---just wanted you all to see the store front in case you haven't been there.

Here are the treasures---2-3 yards of each!

The first on the left is some of the softest cotton ever with that darling dancer lady print. In the middle is some copper colored raincoat fabric, just in time for fall! The tag on it says 2 yards but it's really much more.  And there is LOTS of the striped knit which also fits into my autumn color scheme.  In fact I can see me making a raincoat and two tops from this to wear with my new brown jeans!

Can't cut into this yet though, because I still have lots of work to do on my top secret competition entry!

We also got our 2nd challenge today. Don't know if we are supposed to tell but it is really interesting and should be fun!

Thanks again, Fabric Mart, and hope the other contestants will chime in with their package treasures---it's a way we can get to know each other without telling what we are making!  Hope you all are having fun---that dyed fabric of Kathy's looks terrific.       Sew on!


  1. Hey, I have the stripe on the right! Can't wait to see what you do with it, but I guess I'll have to. :)

  2. Very cool, Peggy! I just took a sewing break to read some blogs, but now it's back to the grindstone.

  3. Now I know that the fabric bundle is our gift! :) That fabric on the left is: "Degas dancing ladies" viscose challis. I bought several yards of it a couple months ago through Julie's Picks Club and still haven't decided yet what pattern to use with it. And,lucky you being close enough to visit the physical store! Good luck with the challenge! :)

    1. Thanks for identifying this fabric for me. I thought it was too soft and flows for cotton. Wouldn't be surprised if each box is different though!

  4. I got my box yesterday, too! I got a different selection, and it's sooo nice, too. I'm ALMOST done with my recycled garment. I did a quick try-on last night and gave it a once over and realized I sewed something very wrong and it's very obvious... so time to pick out some stitching! :) I cannot wait to see everyone's work next week!!!!!!!