For reasons that ought to be painfully obvious, I have wanted much more of this fabric for years. I purchased some the moment I saw it, and made a big circle skirt, which I have altered at least a couple of times. but it’s quilting cotton, which implies it’s not especially sturdy, and the skirt was beginning to look a little sad. Which made me much more than a little sad. (That’s one of the downsides of sewing — even if something you make costs less than the $20 throwaway item from H&M or Target, it costs much more in time and emotional investment, so you get madder when it wears out/rips/gets spilled on.)
And unfortunately, with fabric, even if you know the manufacturer’s name and the fabric name, you can’t rely on the seller knowing either of those pieces of information. So the only thing you can do is hit eBay at regular intervals and think “if I didn’t know anything about this fabric, how would I describe it?”
Which is what I did, and now four yards are on their merry way to me. Woo! With a reward Hoo!
Do I know what I will sew with this yet? Not especially. but I know I will love it and hug it and squeeze it and call it George.
Labels: alphabet_prints, ebay, fabric, fonts
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