I've realised over the last few months that my real love when it comes to making, is kids clothing. Which has led to a noticeable change in my fabric buying, because I no longer reach for the quilters cottons.
I bought all of these fabrics in the last couple of days, with dressmaking in mind.
Red and white stripped linen. Which I'll be using to make a skirt as well as a childs dress.
An unusual seersucker that from a distance looks like a simple polkadot but close up you see that it's circles and tiny flowers.
This one's really hard to photograph but in real life it's amazing. It's a cream seersucker type cotton with a black dobby dot.
I'm not sure what the precise composition of this is, but the stripe is actually a slightly metallic silver and again it's got that wrinkled seeksucker look.
This is a cream linen that is covered in blue ink splodges. It has a tie dyed feel to it and reminds me of a Nani Iro print.
These are the more obvious prints. Two cotton Lawns and a normal weight cotton.
The top one is the Liberty print by Lauran Childs that was produced as part of Liberty's fabric collection that celebrated a number of childrens authors.
I have this print in the red colourway and the yellow colourway, but I hadn't seen the green before. I'm not sure if I'll use this for clothing as the red colourway didn't wash well and faded dramatically.
This is another Liberty. I already have it in the baby whale cord, but this tana lawn is even more stunning.
I bought all of these from my local fabric shop, Fabworks. It's an amazing place that I highly recommend, particularly if you're looking for shirtings, linens and jerseys, as well as some more unusual pieces.
They often have limited amounts and sell out quickly, but that just makes it all the more fun!
If you drop by (and you should), tell them I sent you (unless of course I'm already there, which is not unlikely!).