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Dressmaking fabric - where to buy?

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Mummybookworm Wed 24-Apr-13 20:54:29

I am feeling inspired as per GBSB. Our local sewing shops have very poor fabric selections. Where can I get some decent fabric to make, say a skirt or a dress? <ambitious>.

amazingmumof6 Wed 24-Apr-13 21:02:39

John Lewis has a good selection -well used to at least, haven't been for idea about price, but worth checking out.

I buy most of my fabrics on Ebay, so that would be the best starting point. some sellers can even send you swatches for free or a small fee.

GBSB is great, isn't it, I wish there were more programmes like that where you can actually learn things and get inspired - rather than stupid Kirstie Allsop patronizingly telling us how easy it is to make a cushion cover.....duh! <rolling eyes>]

what kind of fabric are you looking for?

bigbuttons Wed 24-Apr-13 21:05:17

fabric land!!!!

Mummybookworm Wed 24-Apr-13 21:06:50

Some plain cotton or linen I think. I just don't want to look like I am wearing fabric that would look better as a tablecloth if you catch my drift!

Mummybookworm Wed 24-Apr-13 21:07:32

Manners MB - sorry. Thank you both for your suggestions.

Anifrangapani Wed 24-Apr-13 21:09:03

Which part of the country are you in.

Mummybookworm Wed 24-Apr-13 21:10:33


PigeonPie Sat 27-Apr-13 19:34:16

Mb you are quite close to me. I'm wondering on making a trip to Mason's in Abingdon as I've heard they have a good range; I can let you know what I think I hope later in the week.

patchworkchick Mon 29-Apr-13 22:03:06

Fabrics Galore are brilliant, really worth a trip to London.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 29-Apr-13 23:35:03

There is a good place near me called Fabric Rehab. They have a website here

serin Wed 01-May-13 23:28:50

If you are ever in Manchester longsight market is just amazing.

They had a floral, sprigged cotton that I paid £9mtre for in John lewis for £1.

Worth the journey if you need lots.

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