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Gorgeous Vintagey Fabrics Haul

Friday, April 19, 2013

I went to JoAnne's this morning to pick up fabric for a 1920's dress that I'm making for the next issue of Hey Doll! and I came out with 3 beautiful cotton prints that I had to share. They're having the Daffodil Dash Sale this weekend so these were all 30% off.

The one on the left was the last bit of the bolt. I was hoping for enough yardage for a whole 20's summer dress but sadly, just under two yards on this one so it will probably become a hat and scarf or blouse. I really love this print and the colors- so Art Deco!

The one on the right is down right fabulous, I want to reupholster every piece of furniture in my house, including the curtains, bed spreads and shower curtain in this fabric. Am madly in love!

2012 DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions  "mercer" De Leon Designer Group * The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2012
to the left: 2012 DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions
to the right "mercer" De Leon Designer Group * The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2012



This gorgeous mid century inspired fabric on the left was an accidental find. I was just moving down the remnants aisle to keep the cart moving so Rhys would chill out and I saw this for $7 a yard plus 50% off. Crazy in love with it as well. This print is going to be throw pillows for my living room...and perhaps a few for my bed.

 The one on the right will be my 1920's summer dress from a pattern that I am drafting based on a 1920's pattern from a book. Stay tuned for the pattern, instructions and details of the finished dress in the May issue of Hey Doll Vintage Magazine.....Now what has Beetsie Wan done with my presser foot?

"composition: coral" The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2010  2012 DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions
 To the left "composition: coral" The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2010
 To the right 2012 DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions

17 Responses to “Gorgeous Vintagey Fabrics Haul”

  1. HOLY SMOKES! I may have to stop by Joann's. Loving all of them

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    1. I know!! There were -so- many other really awesome vintage style prints!

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  2. I need you and Bunny to come to Austin and give me a vintage makeover!!! Pleeease!!!

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    1. oooooh, don't tempt us or you may end up with a couple of crazy house guests! :P I'm in St Louis and she's in New York so we've been talking about meeting up in a different state to explore it together

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  3. I love, love, LOVE the one you're planning to use for your 20's dress! That feeling you get when you come home from the fabric store with a bunch of vintage style prints is the best!

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  4. That last one is just lovely! I wonder if my store has it.... You've also got me very intrigued by this upcoming dress project. Can't wait!

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  5. Fantastic fabrics. Love all of them.. Can't wait to see your dress.

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  6. I love the Art deco print! Great fabrics!

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  7. Wow you are on a roll! Can't wait to see your dresses. Also, very curious about the time element it takes you on each dress.

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  8. Those are gorgeous! I was at the new Joann's that opened up near our place today, but all I got was 50% off thread and white cotton for underlining. I did get a lovely poplin with blue wave "stripes" and little red sailboats last trip though. Joann's seems to have more tempting fabric choices lately.

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  9. Fantastic fabrics! I can really see that great deco one working as a blouse, too.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Some lovely fabrics. I only just got around to reading issue 3, and was so happy that my photo was in it. The mag is great and going from strength to strength.

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  11. AND I live just on the outskirts of Austin!!!

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  12. Wow how did I miss that fabric sale?!? Not that I need any more fabric... ;) Check out the site Dress Making Research for some great information on draping your own 1920s dresses. http://dressmakingresearch.com/1920s_dress.htm
    -Emily

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  13. Congrats! I am amazed. My JoAnn selection needs to step it up! I usually have to search deep through the quilting baby fabrics and silky-slinky modern prints. Can't wait to see your creations :)

    --Viola

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