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[17 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
My Trip to G-Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD

If you’re a seamstress living in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area, you’ve probably shopped at G-Street Fabrics. Consider yourself very fortunate!
I had the opportunity to visit G-Street Fabric Store in Rockville, MD during my recent trip home to visit my parents over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Even though I remember visiting the fabric store with my mother while I was growing up, I didn’t appreciate how fabulous this sewing paradise is until I learned how to sew as an adult.  Since the fabric selection in Atlanta is primarily limited to Hancock Fabrics, Joann …

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[13 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Help! I’m Drowning in Simplicity Patterns…

Here are the latest Simplicity patterns I purchased at the $.99 pattern sale at Hancock Fabrics over the weekend. I was disappointed when I got to the first store because the new Fall patterns weren’t in the drawers (shamefully, they were still in the boxes — what a waste!), so I picked up some older patterns for my collection and drove to another store.  I called ahead and asked if they could put a few patterns aside for me, but the cashier said they were doing inventory or something and she …

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[28 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Fabric Suggestions Needed for Convertible Dress

I was super excited when I found this fabulous pattern for a one seam convertible dress by Rowena of Rostitchery (click here to see the dress).
Even though I have been to several stores, I am still searching for a suitable fabric. Ideally, I need a stretchy/non-cling jersey that looks the same on both sides and cuts evenly so I don’t have to hem the edges. I found a nice silk jersey at Gail K, but I’m not feeling the $22/yard price tag (I need 4 yards). I’m looking for something less …

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[26 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
McCall’s $.99 Pattern Sale at Hobby Lobby!

After I left Fabric World this evening, I stopped by Hobby Lobby to check out the fabric selection. This store has cute cotton print fabrics, but I couldn’t really envision myself sewing anything from the available selection. On my way out, I was excited to stumble upon an unexpected $.99 McCall’s pattern sale. This is only my second time shopping at Hobby Lobby, so I didn’t even realize that they sold sewing patterns.
I picked up a few of the new summer patterns, including M6118, which was sold out on my …

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[26 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
My Second Trip to Fabric World

I was so excited when I unexpectedly drove by Fabric World in Stone Mountain (Georgia) on my way to the veterinarian last year (they don’t allow pets so I had to go back another day to check it out). The store is spacious and has tons of inexpensive fabric. Most of the fashion fabrics are only $2.99 or $1.99 per yard and they also have a large selection of upholstery fabrics, which are $3.99/yard.

This is only my second trip to Fabric World. I decided to go today because I wanted …

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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
My Latest Fabric from Gail K

I love the fabric selection at Gail K, but I don’t go more often because the hours are inconvenient for me (they close at 4PM on Saturdays) and the store is too small for all of the beautiful fabric. I had hoped to get to the store today by 2PM, but I was running late, so I didn’t get there until 3PM. Because the store is jam packed with so much fabric (it’s literally stacked to the ceiling), I gave up on finding fabric for several dresses and decided that my …