Friday, June 15, 2007

Fabric Explosion

While I was out doing errands, my order arrived.

O. M. G.

I've never received such a huge box from them. And it was full. Of this:

There are a few pieces in this mix that aren't part of that order and have been temporarily "stored" here awaiting their turn at prewashing, but most of the pile did arrive today. All of the solids are great — either rayon/Lycra or cotton/Lycra knits. If I can get them made up soon I'll be living in them this summer. (The key here for me to remember is TNT!) There is one knit print I'm not thrilled with, so it will go to the knit "muslin" stack. Or maybe I'll take up on their satisfaction guarantee and free return shipping.

Over the weekend as I do laundry, most of these will be prewashed. Then I'll need to find room in the stash closet to put them. As long as I can still fit my fabric in the closet and not expand elsewhere, I feel OK. But I think I'm at the critical mass point now.

Speaking of fabric, a few readers asked about the fabric I'm using for my next top. It came from Ebay so it's a one-shot deal. Sorry.

Now I'm off to the sewing room for a few hours to hopefully finish the Ottobre Woman tee I started yesterday.


  1. Absolutely outrageous Debbie! I am so glad my boxes didn't come in today with the husband home!

    What brand machines are those? I see your washing-machine is a front loader.

  2. Wow, that's a HUGE box! I'm attempting to avoid FM - too tempting and I just got their swatch mailer yesterday too..... I might wind up with a box your size if I don't watch it!

  3. Debbie, I agree. I just received my first order from thanks to a birthday gift certificate from a generous friend. Their fabrics are awesome, I love them all! And their customer service is amazing. Even with the shipping fees to France it ended up much cheaper than getting similar quality in Paris.

    Can't wait to see what you do with all those.


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