Finding the perfect fabric for a project can be a challenge. Sometimes it is even harder than sewing the garment itself. We worked with two great stores to make up the samples for Phoebe: Dragonfly Fabrics over in the UK, and Silk Road Textiles in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We asked both shops to share some additional recommendations for Phoebe. Read on for a special promo and a chance to win some fabric!
Dorte and Simon run Dragonfly Fabrics, based in the UK. Dragonfly Fabrics sells lovely quality dressmaking fabrics in their online shop. They stock a beautiful range of modern and fashionable dressmaking fabrics, which are mainly based on natural fibers. Anyone who has ordered from Dorte and Simon knows they offer great customer service and advice!
Dragonfly Fabrics supplied the gorgeous gray boiled wool used in our Phoebe sample above, and they have a rainbow of other colors to choose from. Here are some more of Dorte’s recommendations for Phoebe:
Italian herringbone pure wool – For the Phoebe dress, Italian Herringbone is a great match, and there are 3 beautiful colors to choose from. This wool is softer than usual wool coating material and suits the style of this fitted dress perfectly. It would make a great winter fashion statement.
Soft and warm velveteen – Another option is the new soft and warm velveteen, available in 6 colors. This stretch velveteen would make the dress super comfortable due to the stretch content, and is perfect for the colder months. Velveteen can be dressed up or down for everyday wear or for a great party outfit.
Silk Road Textiles
Silk Road Textiles is old school. They are a premier retailer of ethically-traded fine fabrics and yarn from around the world. While they don’t have an online store, they worked with us to set up a special swatch page where you can view swatches and call the store to order. Anyone at the store would love to chat fabric recommendations with you. Gotta love that customer service!
Silk Road Textiles provided the vibrant orange and red velveteen fabrics for Phoebe. We got a lot of comments about the orange velveteen (which is even more lovely in person!), so now you know where to find it. Here’s what else they recommend:
Micro Houndstooth – An adorable, tiny houndstooth that is both vintage and modern. This light weight wool is perfect for a pinafore like Phoebe! This fabric is #30 on the swatch list.
Lightweight Worsted Suiting – This muted dusty teal with cream cross threads has just enough texture to provide great visual interest. This smooth, crisp, and strong fabric is perfect for a gently structured silhouette. This fabric is #26 on the list.
Stretch Denim Blend – This fabric combines the comfort of denim with a fashion-forward color. The elastic content gives it just a bit of spring, while the wool lends warmth and body. This fabric is # 1 on the swatch page. Unfortunately the color does not photograph very well, it really is a beautiful piece.
Stretch Linings – This stretch lining is perfect for dresses. It’s a great value with just the right amount of stretch. Look for #9-12 on the swatches page.
All fabrics are to be found on Silk Road Textiles’ special Colette swatch service page.
And now for some prizes!
In celebration of Phoebe, Dragonfly Fabrics is offering a special promo code until December 31st. Use the code “Dragonfly1” to save 15% off your order.
You can also leave a comment on Phoebe’s post for a chance to win a £25 voucher to Dragonfly Fabrics. The winner will be picked tomorrow.