I love fabric. This is no surprise. And I try to know as much as I can about the fabric I love. But so far my love has been limited to cotton and mainly quilting cotton at that. I know what most of my favourite on line and local fabric shops stock when it comes to cotton. When asked by someone where they can find a particular print, I can usually oblige pretty easily. And I like that. I'm a geek, I like knowing stuff.
But even more than that, I like learning new stuff. Which is why dressmaking has become a fast obsession. But it's not just the actual dressmaking side of dressmaking that I'm loving. It's the fact that it's allowed me (possibly enabled would be a better word!) to discover a whole new world of fabric. And given me a whole new reason to buy fabric. Because I needed one.
All of a sudden I'm looking at fabric in a different way. It's not just all about prints now. It's also about the drape, the thickness, how well it breathes and tons of other stuff that I don't know anything about yet. And that means that there are entire sections, if not entire shops that I'm now interested in. I'm looking at jersey, shirting, batiste, chambray and so much more. And discovering that I have pretty different tastes when it comes to dressmaking as opposed to quilting.
Which makes it fun, but also a little scary. Because I know nothing about any of this. So I bought a book and I'm trying to figure it all out. But seriously, it's a whole new world.
Of fabric. That I don't own.
(the dress that Bella is wearing is a new one made from a cotton/linen mix that I bought in Ikea. And the other two fabrics are the makings of a new wrap around dress that I made today).