Category Archives: Fabrics

Pattern Review: New Look 6838

I’ve been hankering to make a Breton-style top for summer. I love Jean Paul Gaultier’s tops, but I can’t afford one unless I hit the lottery, so I did a search on the web for a pattern. I was almost … Continue reading

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Pattern Review – Simplicity 1586, aka The Wedding Gown Refactor

30 years ago, a journey began. Since that beautiful June day, lots has happened – two sons, two careers, ups, downs, and everything in between that makes up a more or less normal life. After the wedding, I had my … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wardrobe Wednesday at Gorgeous Fabrics!

And now for some Gorgeous Fabrics business-related news… Last week we tried an experiment that succeeded rather fabulously, so we’re doing it again! I call the concept Wonderful Wardrobe Wednesday. It’s a grouping of fabrics that I’ve picked out that … Continue reading

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What to Do with Scraps? Recycle Them!

I often get questions about what to do with scraps left over from sewing projects. And as the owner of a fabric store, I frequently am left with headers and other bolt ends that are too small to use or sell. … Continue reading

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Can You Stand Another Wrap Dress?

Tough, you’re getting one. 😉 As you may know, this weekend is both Easter and Passover. For the first time in a very, very long time we have no big plans. I’m not singing (yay, retirement from singing!), we don’t … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: StyleArc Sammi Pant

Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website, “PANT:This is basic pant woven pant (sic) which sits just below the waist line, featuring a buttoned waistband which is contoured and a fly front. A slight boot leg makes this pant very flattering. Sizing: … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner!!!

Thank you to all for your kind words and wishes on our 8th anniversary! I wish I could give each one of you a big hug. I put all the entries in a hat, shook them up and picked out … Continue reading

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Win a $100 Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Certificate for our Birthday!

I can’t believe that, eight years ago tomorrow, Gorgeous Fabrics started out with a dress made with an ITY jersey fabric. What a wonderful journey it has been. To celebrate, we’re doing a really fun contest. You can enter to … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Paco Peralta’s Long Sleeve Drape Front Top

When I heard that Paco Peralta had one: started designing patterns again, and two: released a version of his Drape Front Top with long sleeves, I immediately hopped on his Etsy Site and ordered it. The pattern arrived on Friday … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Iconic Patterns Jackie Coat

Pattern Description: From the website – Add some excitement to your winter wardrobe with this stylish and cozy coat. Jackie coat looks great with jeans, leggings, short skirts or shorts. It is very easy to dress up for a special … Continue reading

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