.....and bought fabric from the Internet for the first time. Following a tip from Debi, I used Croft Mill to order some beige/light brown needle cord.
And some polka dot cotton in green and white.
I am making the skirt as part of the Spring Palette Challenge, so was quite specific about the colours that I wanted. The polka dot cotton is for lining, pockets and covered buttons. Unfortunately my trip to Mandors did not result in the purchasing of any fabric - I tried hard, honestly! However they didn't have anything which was quite right, although I am tempted to go back for some lovely vintage-look striped cotton that I saw...
I've also been looking at the Fancy Moon website, as they have a great range of patterned fabrics, although the prices are quite steep. I fell in love with this 1930s inspired Joel Dewberry design,
I have seen other designs of his on sale at John Lewis too, and they are also gorgeous, but I'll have to wait until I'm feeling flush or have the right project - perhaps a blouse.
Have you got any other online shops, or ebay sellers you can recommend for fabrics? Or any advice for fabric shopping online?
My #VintagePledge 2017
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