Fabric Porn South of the Equator

I am finally back in the UK! I had a mammoth bout of travelling with two work trips either side of my fab holiday in Melbourne. As I was not able to do any sewing I filled some of my time with fabric shopping. 

I spent just under a week in the lovely city of Cape Town. I picked up a couple of Ankara wax prints at a market in the city. To be honest the prints were probably not much cheaper than I would buy in London as I was at such a touristy market, but I really like them and they are such a fun souvenir of the city. 




These next two fabrics were purchased at a fabric shop just outside the city centre on a street with a variety of fabric shops, a mix of dress and upholstery fabrics.  




After Cape Town I headed to Melbourne for three and a half weeks. My first stop was at Darn Cheap Fabrics where I snapped up these fun fabrics.






When in Melbourne I was also lucky enough to stop into Spotlight which had a Christmas sale.



We were passing through Lillydale en route to the Yarra Wine Valley and I spotted Textile Offcuts where I picked up this wine coloured poly-wool blend. 


And finally one of my favourite fabrics has to be this georgette that was gifted to me by my friend's family friend. Isn't it lovely!


So I have plenty of fabric to keep me going into 2015. I do have a fabric shop coming up with my sewing group but I am going to be strict with myself and limit it to lining and notions only!

Did you hit up any fabric shops in the Christmas sales?

Happy Sewing!

Comments

  1. They all look great! I especially like the one with the roses from Melbourne :-)
    (I actually just realized that I had already cut out the fabric for a dress before my holiday! Pleasant surprise as I wasn't sure what to sew next!)

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  2. You have some lovely prints to remind you of your travels - much better than postcards. I look forward to seeing what you make from them

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    1. Thank you! As a result my fabric stash is way out of control!

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  3. That floral georgette is gorgeous! You have a beautiful collection of fabrics…happy sewing!

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    1. Thanks! I think that has to be my favourite fabric out of all of them,

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  4. Lucky you - and as well as nice fabrics purchased, I hope you had a fantastic time :)

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    1. I had a great time in Aus thanks. I wish I could have brought some of the weather back to the UK.

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