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Dress Fabric - best places to buy?

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come visit me in San Diego and go shopping here or in the garment district in L.A.


well will ship or is it just too expensive?

Fabricuk Sat 02-Feb-13 11:48:55

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chocolateteabag Mon 25-Apr-11 21:48:22

Oooh Thankyou all!!
I have just got back from Easter hell holiday with the family so will spend tomorrow having a look at all of the above sites!

SewCrafty Thu 21-Apr-11 21:44:25

Chocteabag is the OP, not me, I'm just getting overexcited talking fabrics!

Julierose Thu 21-Apr-11 13:50:15

Hi SewCrafty,

I have the same problem of not having a fabric shop around the corner. I'm not too partial to buying fabric online (you can't see or touch it!), but I've used these two suppliers on ebay and they are really good - fantastic quality too:

SewCrafty Wed 20-Apr-11 22:50:24

Although I live in Bucks, I managed a trip to Abakhan in Birkenhead this morning before leaving after a trip to see my family, I was very restrained. Next visit probably August!

verlainechasedrimbauds Wed 20-Apr-11 21:53:36

OOoh yes, fabricland site is extraordinary isn't it? It has several times been used in Business Link training as an example of how not to design a website! Good cheap fabric though!

I love abakhan and these two have been useful too:

SewCrafty Wed 20-Apr-11 21:45:37 - london - brighton - north west - headache inducing site - Harrogate??

Most will send samples, sometimes a limited number with an SAE.
Good luck

chocolateteabag Wed 20-Apr-11 21:13:12

I'm struggling to find decent dress fabric online. I used to get some from John Lewis or Fenwicks when I lived in Newcastle, but now I'm in the wilds of North Yorkshire . I've found Boyes department stores sell ok craft fabric, but looking specifically for dress fabric.
I have my eye on making a stretch shift dress with elbow length sleeves so need a fine stretch wool, wool mix or even polyester crepe fabric.

Any website recommendations? Or ebay sellers?

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