Londa’s Online Fabric Shopping Unveil

Londa’s Online Fabric Shopping Unveil


Hi, this is Londa of Londa’s Creative Sewing. I just treated myself to this box of wonderful fabrics that I was drooling
over at Marcy Tilton comm so here’s the unveiling. You won’t see my face in this
video because I was out weeding this morning and some bug got me on the eye
so I look like somebody beat me up but at any rate look at this beautiful knit!
This rayon and elastane which is really the European version of lycra. It
just looks like somebody did a watercolor on fabric. Let me open it up for you even further…here’s a big piece of it. One thing I love about Marcy Tilton’s
website where she sells fabric, and I think the most a wonderful collection of
fabric that exists online, is that she photographs her fabrics in many
different ways. She shows them draped so that you can see how it’ll drape and she
shows it flat also. She just does a great job! Also, her explanations are wonderful
as well. I thought this one would make a really neat tunic and with all the
colors in there, especially gray and since my hair is now gray I may just
have to play a few of the goodies from my stash along with this one. This is a
digital print which is the newest thing. I purchased four which is a quantity of
two yards of this print thinking that it would make a really nice top I also
purchased , (here on my receipt , and it’s a really nice receipt with pictures of the
fabric so you know what you got) this is the Monique dots bamboo knit so you see
I got one a quantity of 1 on her website means one half yard so you have
to pay attention to that ,but she’s very clear about it . Her fabrics aren’t
inexpensive, but I think worth every penny.
Having owned a fabric store from 1990 to 2003 where we sold top-quality Basch
fabrics, I would say her prices are really right about at the same level
that I had to price mine at way back then so she’s not taking that much of a markup
and a lot of them are imported directly from Europe. You see how cool this little
polka dot will blend with it. It’s also a knit and the backside of the polka dot
is this really nice solid gray, so that’s what I anticipate mixing together. One
thing I learned from Marcy when I had her to my shop years ago, was how
wonderful mixers polka dots and stripes are . So I have quite a collection of
stripes in black and white and grey and they really do work well. So… also in my
box is this calligraphy and it’s not white white because I don’t really like
to wear white white, but it’s a softer kind of off-white and the same
with these polka dots. And then the other fabric that really caught my eye (and I
bought two yards of this as well )is this shear net with these great big polka
dots on it . So all of these could go together and I’ve got quite a stash of
collections of fabrics that could be mixed with these as well. Another one
I weakened and got was this faux print knit so it looks like lace on top of
this fabric, but it’s really just a print of lace. Again, the back-
side is that nice solid background gray. I can really picture it mixed with the
polka dot – I like the the stark contrast of the ‘modern’ with the
‘raditional ‘so I got 1/2 yard of the calligraphy I got 1 yard of this printed
lace and I got 2 yards of this sheer… just to share with you how I
decided to get yardage for my stash and fun sewing: mixing things together . This
one is called Green Feather Green Rose Lace Mesh. So when she says ‘mesh’ it means that it’s not opaque but rather that you can see through it – so it’ll obviously have
to have something underneath it but my eyes are green so I went for the green
version of this rather than the blue. I know my aqua
picture wall background isn’t the best to show you colors, but that’s the best
solid surface I have. Anyway, I bought a total of two yards of this one. Now all
of these fabrics are 58 to 60 inches wide so really the two yards would give
me plenty to play with and I may well mix these two together. It always scores
points with me when a retailer does nice things – so you see here on this green
feather print that I just showed you “plus a little bit extra’ with a smiley face so I haven’t measured it yet but it was likely the end of the bolt so she just
threw in some extra. And while I’m right here on my receipt, do you see that they
reduced the shipping price of $20 to $15.50 I appreciate that as a customer as well.
This one is the Opal French Digital Knit and again I got two yards. I
just love it – I love the gray background that’ll tie in with my hair and all
these pops of color that I need. I love the irregularity of it and it will beg
to be mixed with something as well. O o Once again ,looking at my receipt you can see that everything was marked down Everything was marked down as it was on
Sale and again: the quantities at her website ‘1’ means 1/2 yard. ‘4’ means 2 yards . ‘2’ means 1 yard because she’s selling in one half yard increment so totally, even
with a little credit on shipping she gave me, I’ve invested $184.28. Thatwas my treat to myself. but out of that, I’m gonna get one two three four garments at least – at least for$184.
Here’s Soft Surroundings catalog which I love –
and I love their website and here’s a cool top; a really great idea and that
cowl or that tunic would cost me $89.95 so with shipping that would be $100 so – for the same or better quality plus I know it will fit , I’m going to have four garments
for $180 and I probably couldn’t even have two garments
– out of a catalogue of comparable quality. So YES! You can still save money
sewing. I’ve got spread out here some of my inspiration and the only patterns
that I will need, along with my basic knit top pattern, I have many different
ways of making it longer in my Trendy Tops pattern. If I want to add different
necklines, I’ve got all those in my Nifty Necklines . If I want to add a cowl I can
do that with my Captivating Cowls. If I want to add a flounce I know how from
Flirty Flounces pattern. If I want to add shirring, I know how to do that with my
Sensational Sheering apattern nd if I even want to make things into jackets I can do
that with my Twin Set Tweaks pattern and Did you know online now you can go to
any of the pattern catalogs like Vogue’s this is a Kayla Kennington pattern ,so
if I want to do some mixing of these fabrics – I don’t even have to be creative
enough to think it out all by myself. I can see how she’s divided things up – I
can print off the line drawing and given my basic pattern and how I can add
length and how I can add flare, I can do that, t so I don’t even have to invest in
the Vogue pattern! This to me is fun creative fun , FUN dressing. I
challenge you to do the same. I highly recommend Marcy Tilton .com for wonderful
fabrics. Have fun!!!

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