I have only recently ventured into the world of online fabric shopping - and I think I will be venturing in much further this year - it's so much fun and so easy - too easy :)
I decided to try Darn Cheap Fabrics. I had never used them before so I decided that I would only order one skirt length to check whether their photographs realistically represented the fabric - and I wanted to see how close the colour was to the "real" thing - when it arrived.
I was really thrilled when this little package was unwrapped - isn't it gorgeous ? With a little gift attached:
A lovely fabric flower - I have attached a brooch back to it so that I can wear it with a jacket.
The fabric was true to the picture of the fabric on the website- I purchased a cotton stretch sateen, medium weight:
The colours in the website did look like this. The colours and patterns are not really my style, but this was only a test purchase. I shall feel confident in the future with purchasing anything from Darn Cheap Fabrics. If you would like to pay them a visit, click here. I think this is a business owned by young people and I hope they do well.
I have decided that this fabric will work for an office skirt - it's the right sort of colours. I also have a couple of dressy t-shirts that can be worn with it, and a black jumper/cardigan in winter. So I have decided to make this my Garment of the Month project for January.
This is the pattern I will use (New Look 6103):
I will be modifying this pattern as it has a yoked waist - they tend not to sit well on me, so I will using a waistband instead.