Birthday fabric finds!

My mister asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I instantly replied with, “Fabric, please.” Although I have quite the stash growing I still wanted to branch out and get something other than cotton or cotton blends. With Dibs along I knew fabric shopping would be twice the fun. And it was. I took her to my favourite fabric shop in Holloway, Rolls and Rems, not too far from my place. They have the most unbelievable remnants bin I have seen. It’s pretty big.

Rolls and Rems, Remnants Bin

I’m glad someone told me about this place because I would have never found it on my own. The best part, it’s a 15 minute bus ride away. I have yet to buy anything that isn’t a remnant. But maybe one day I’ll purchase something outside the bin. They have pretty and affordable options.

Oh, so pretty

And affordable notions and haberdashery.


A bit of haberdashery

After spending quite a bit of time stalking the bin and walking about the store we finally made our purchases. It was quite the successful venture!

A happy Dibs with her fabric finds

Two very satisfied customers

I walked away with 24 yards, or 22 meters, of beautiful fabrics for Β£32! Not bad. Not bad at all.

When I picked this sheer pink polka dot fabric I was channeling Marie, from A Sewing Odyssey. I loved the look of her Sorbetto top. So feminine, so sweet. I want those things! Hope I can accomplish that with my polka dot choice.

Sheer pink polka dot fabric

This black taffeta has such great details. It will make a lovely dress and skirt. Yes, I got that much of it. I am hoping to make Gertie’s Full Gathered Skirt with it. Do you think it’ll work? Or will I need something with less details?

Black taffeta

This cotton lawn will make a sweet skirt or blouse. Once I get my order of patterns I’ll decide which one I will make.

Cotton lawn

Dibs kept laughing at me when I pointed out which fabrics would make great napkins. I can’t help it. I love napkins. It’s the hostess in me. I love throwing dinner parties and setting a gorgeous tables. Every year, around Thanksgiving, I go crazy looking for vibrant, sophisticated napkins and always come out empty. They are either overpriced or dull, dull, dull. Why did I take up sewing? To make napkins. Yes. True story.

Floral cotton

I see a great springy dress or skirt in this green floral linen.

Green floral linen

This is my ace. I knew I was in for a challenge when Dibs walked away from this one. She explained it was due to how costly and/or time consuming pre-shrinking wool could be. I love a challenge so I snapped it up as soon I saw a woman put it down. When I become an amazing sewist I will make a jacket with this one. So this one will be put in the back of my stash cabinet. See you eventually, my pretty.

Pink, navy and black checkered wool

These pretty squares I bought from eBay. They are part of my birthday gift from G as well. They are 62 4″x4″ vintage Liberty squares. When I saw them I instantly thought: patch skirt! Sadly I will need a billion more to make one. Wish I had done the math before bidding and winning them. So dear reader, what shall I make with these little treasures?

Liberty Vintage fabric squares, 4"x4"

11 thoughts on “Birthday fabric finds!

  1. Happy belated Birthday, what amazing fabric finds! I’m so jealous that you two got to hang out again ;o) Also, your sorbetto top fabric is to die for…love it and can’t wait to see it made up!!!


  2. 😦 Shoot I wanna come! Happy belated birthday and I’m drooling over that pretty green linen! I don’t think the taffeta is too busy but it would probably work better if the stripes of sorts was on the horizontal and not the vertical.


  3. Ok, we have GOT to figure out a trade for some napkins!!! Because I never find napkins I love and I need some really fabulous everyday ones that I can throw in the wash but are adorable. Maybe I could make you and Greg a 4 course meal or something….and then we could go pick the fabric out πŸ™‚ *thinking thinking*


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