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Any Ideas on Where I can Find This Fabric Please??

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rockinhippy Tue 12-Jul-11 00:23:14

My favourite summer Gypsy top is on its last legs & I can't find anything similar to buy, so intend to take a pattern from it & make myself a few variations of it, but would really like to make some as near as damn it the same, but I just cannot find the fabric I need anywhere hmm

Its in a Cotton based cloth, with a deep embroidered, punched out border about 6 inches deep, a bit like Broiderie Anglais, but more floral/paisley & bigger pattern - doesn't have to be exact, but any nice self coloured cotton based cloth, with a deep embroidered punch out shaped border would work - especially in colours such as Black, deep blue, turquoise, red etc

Would anyone know of any reliable websites, where I can find something like this please??

TIA smile

KatyMac Tue 12-Jul-11 00:33:57

If it's like this hem I think it's called cut work

Not sure but thought it might help to know it's called that (iyswim)

Can't find any fabric tho' sorry

zipzap Tue 12-Jul-11 00:38:50

Try eBay. They have loads of fabric on there, I've been getting curtain fabric, most of it really cheap (eg £10 instead of £40 a metre) and lots of the sellers seem to do dress fabric too.

rockinhippy Tue 12-Jul-11 01:02:33

Thanks Katy - though its not actually cut work - cut work doesn't have the embroidery, but it is similar, sadly you won't get cotton based cut work (needs to be min 50% polyester to work) or that would have been a really good idea as an alternative sad

I know it as a cotton embroidered punched border, or broiderie anglais border, but googling that gets me all sorts of things that aren't any thing like it sad

& Thanks zipzap but I've tried that already - lots of broidery anglais on there, but the only borders I could find were scallop trims sad

nothing similar in my local shops, or the websites I know either - I thought it would be easy this time of year too confused

KatyMac Tue 12-Jul-11 07:20:33

I'm at the edges of my knowledge then

I used to do cut work (with an embroidered edge) & white work and drawn thread work; but I'm not getting where you are with this

Could you take a photo?

trumpton Tue 12-Jul-11 07:44:53

Have a mooch thro HERE grin

rockinhippy Tue 12-Jul-11 11:04:24

Thanks trumpton I will have a good mooch around that site, looks good even if I don't find what I'm looking for smile

Thinking on it again with a (slightly) clearer head this morning, you might well be right Katy - I was (somewhere back in my old life when I still had a braingrin) a Designer director & dealt with big cloth suppliers etc etc, so I'm using terms that I'm used too, but have realised over the years that a lot of things do differ from industry to craft terms IYSWIM - googling what I know it as keeps bringing up lists of trade suppliers, with min 1000m orders shock - so I will try your version too & see if I fair better with that

I will try & get a photo up on here in a minute & maybe you can tell me what is is called in non industry terms - IYSWIM smile

trumpton Tue 12-Jul-11 11:14:57

Not at all what you are looking for at the moment but LOOKIE HERE fab fabrics.

rockinhippy Tue 12-Jul-11 11:50:25

Thanks smile - I Love the retro section - bar parties its shame my DD is all emo goth these days hmm - no fun to make for anymore - reasonable prices too - shame so narrow, but still - I think I need a few new 50s style summer frocks too grin

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