So what do you do when the weather is overcast and you want to get out of the house? Well, you call up your best friend and head over to Fine Fabrics (with babies in tow, of course)!!!
I have heard SO much about Fine Fabrics! Not only have I seen quite a few blog posts about it, but I pass it every week on my way to and from church. And yes, each time I pass it, I think "It would be really neat to go there someday."
I finally went!
We started off by getting pics at the front of the store. It was early Monday morning, but there were still quite a few cars in the parking lot. The store is tucked away off the highway, but you can't miss the sign when you are driving there.
Now, when you walk in...
It is HEAVENLY! The aisles are narrow (very narrow if you are bringing kids), but there are rows and rows of shelves with bolts. You can find the fabric content listed at the beginning of each aisle, and there are attendants to help you pull any bolts you fall in love with.
This is how I made my way through the aisles:
I strapped my son to me in his carrier, and happily fondled fabric while he gazed at ALL the colors. It worked, but NEXT time I will go with my bestie sans kiddos!
We spent about an hour there, but you could easily be there longer.
Oh the remnants! SO many different cuts at such affordable prices!! Must go back!
I think this was various notions...again, lots of choices!
Trims and more trims!
These end aisles have lace yokes for tops and tunics! I always wondered about those.
It was such a great experience!!!! Though I wanted to buy a ton of fabric, I restrained myself to two yards of navy ponte. I just wasn't prepared for so much fabric greatness, and must get my budget together.
But I HIGHLY recommend shopping here if you are in the area, or interested in making a trip.
In the meantime, my November plans are in effect, and here is a pic of an in-progress Sadie. I chose a houndstooth knit print, and did the sleeve cuffs in black. I sewed the funnel neck in the same rayon knit, but didn't care for the drapiness. I now plan on using a nice black ponte instead.
*Wondering about my Kelly Anorak progress? See how it is coming along here.