Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Fabric Gift

Y'all know that I love fabric!  I love the possibilities and the journeys that fabric can take you on.  I like owning it.  Manipulating it. Taking it from it's one dimensional form and turning it into something three dimensional.

So when Susan, the proprietor of Smugglers Daughter, contacted me and asked if I would be willing to accept a piece from her new online fabric store, you know my answer was an immediate yes!

I'd heard of Susan's site via Margy, who authors the blog, A Fool For Fabric. She made these amazing "ink splatter" pants using Milly fabric from the site.

Photo courtesy of A Fool for Fabric

Her awesome pants, of course, made me surf on over and preview the wares. Susan has some very pretty pieces and I'd bookmarked the site to return to it later.  Well later occurred sooner than I thought. After going back and forth, because Susan really does have some wonderful pieces, I chose two panels of the Brave Little Parks Cotton Fabric...

Originally I was going to make a dress out of the fabric.  However, when it arrived yesterday, it told me that it wants to be a shirt.  Now I know some of you are thinking what?! But this is the "Year of Basics" for me and I've wanted to make a few button downs to be worn as shirt jackets over dresses and jeans.  This fabric will make a fantastic shirt because it has such interesting details and a wonderfully soft hand.

You can read all about how Susan named her fabric store and how it came to be on the website. It's a cool story so don't leave the site without reading it. And one more thing, if you find something you like...and how can you not?...Susan is offering a one time $10 discount off your order if you like her Facebook page. The code is on the Facebook page for your use. 

I hope you'll surf on over and check her out! We need to support not only our brick and mortar fabric stores but our internet ones too because how else will we fulfill our need to own beautiful fabrics! always more later!


  1. The irony! I also discovered her blog and fabric store this weekend! :)

    Gorgeous piece you have there!!

  2. Oh my gosh, well a gift of fabric really is the very best sort of gift! I love your choice, the print is subtly gorgeous. It's going to make a lovely shirt :)

  3. Thank you for the link - such an interesting read. How nice to receive sine fabric too, especially some with a lovely pattern. Enjoy it - I'm sure you will! Rachel ☺

  4. Oh what a lovely gift. Can't wait to see your shirt. I think it will be beautiful.

  5. Lucky you! Ans shirts have suddenly become my favorite thing to make! I love them!

  6. What a lovely gift and it will make a perfect shirt.

  7. Can't wait to see that shirt!

  8. That's gonna be a beautiful shirt. Can't wait to see the pics.


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