13 August, 2009


I had a bit of a fabric-y day yesterday and then again today so I thought I'd share them and what I want to do with it all.

My favourite fabric shop here in Auckland is Global Fabrics (having said that I haven't visited a new shop on the North Shore that stocks Japanese fabrics yet ;) ) and they specialise in selling end of bolt/run fabrics from high quality manufacturers and designers. You never know what you'll find but there's guaranteed gems and deals. And when they have a 30-50% off sale? HEAVEN ON A STICK. I went looking for fabric to make a new girly-girl skirt for Hazel who has grown out of her previous one. She came with me to make final decisions. So we ended up with the one on the left for the skirt and the one on the right for a shirt


Although I wouldn't do it myself, I imagine little girl style dictates they'll be worn together.

I also bought this denim to make a jacket for her and a hat for me. I have such a big fat head that I mostly can't buy women's hats in stores and am in dire need of one for summer! The circles are about 1.5cm wide

Spotty denim

Then we spotted this ladybeetle fabric that is composed of panels with a stripey border, so I got two panels-worth and that'll make a really neat simple gathered skirt for her. She's really excited about it and I'm excited because it's not pink!

Ladybeetle fabric

And finally, my friend Shelly in the States sent on some fabric I'd had sent to her from Fabric.com (I highly recommend American friends for this exact reason). I had birthday money and they had given me a 30% off voucher so it seemed destined if you know what I mean. I got several yards of two of Heather Ross's Mendocino fabrics. I got so much because Mat says he wants a summer shirt made out of the fish one! I'm really excited about that but how stupid am I for spending my birthday money on fabric to make him something :)) I'm hoping there will be enough to make Hazel a dress or something for me.

Heather Ross Mendocino


  1. I love the stuff. But I think I love that Flickr widget more!! Cool I must get it

  2. Those are very gorgeous fabrics. I have avery tiny scrap of the fishes one and some mermaids. I'd like a bit of the whole range, but what would i do with it. A man shirt is the fishes is a great idea.

    Apparently we have a Global Fabrics in Welly, but I'm too scared to go there. I think I have enough fabric, but I might not be able to resist :-)

  3. Yes there is a Global Fabrics in Wellington! And ChCh too. And yes, they can be dangerous!

    The Flickr widget is neat isn't it? I found it on someone else's blog and thought it was nice and simple but really cool at the same time!

  4. Hi Jacqui,

    do you mind telling me where is the shop on the North Shore that stocks Japanese fabrics?




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