August 31, 2013

EVER ELUSIVE...

...my sewing personality is ALWAYS  obsessing over SOMETHING!  And that SOMETHING is usually very elusive.  This time it's fabric  - AGAIN! Are you familiar with this Vogue Marci Tilton pattern?  Well, I've fallen in love with it; and my sewing self is telling me that we must have one of them.   She won't take no for an answer!
Vogue 8904
A number of people have made this dress very successfully in different versions.  I've been highly impressed by the dresses I've seen, but I think the one that stands out in the crowd was made by Sewmanju !  Yes another LBD right?, BUT OH MY, her fabric is exquisite!  It's called textured jacquard stretch jersey.


Of course black doesn't photograph well, but if you look hard you can see the ribbed texture
Here it is in sage green so you can see the ribbed texture better.
O.k., so what's the problem???  After a mad, mad search the only seller I could find was on Ebay, and she doesn't ship internationally.  That's a trip - Right???

So I need to pose the question, does anyone know where I could find this fabric on the U.S. side of the pond???  We would really like to have some of it...


16 comments:

  1. Don't know where you can find the fabric but am excited you are going to sew this pattern! Looking forward to seeing it.

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    1. I believe I'll find something suitable soon. I can't wait to make it.

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  2. Try contacting the owner of gorgeous fabric or vogue fabric or mood. They maybe able to order or they might have what u are looking for. Sorry I only have suggestions and not an actual source.

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    1. I did send her an email through ebay but haven't heard from her yet. I checked gorgeous and mood, but didn't see it listed there.

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  3. I love sewmanju's version too! I didn't find the exact fabric but I have some ribbed black jersey I want to use. I found it at the thrift store, of all things.

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    1. Your thrift store ribbed jersey sounds good to me. Wish I had some!

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  4. Sewmanju's dress is stunning and I know yours will be as well. Does it have to be black?

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  5. No, I could go for another color as well; green, navy, or tan for instance.

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  6. I saw that dress too and have been looking for a similar fabric. So far to no avail.

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  7. Does Marcy have anything like this in her shop? I am awaiting my own fabric to make this dress :-)

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  8. I have seen something a lot like that at Hobby LObby will have to take a closer look at it
    Helen

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  9. I saw fabric very similar to this at Hancock Fabrics today.

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  10. Gorgeous! I'm sorry I don't have any tips, but wish you good luck in your hunt!

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  11. You've got me craving the green!

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  12. I hope you find some Faye. That pattern is on my list too. I'm planning on using grey/black animal print ponte. I'll have to make it bigger because I think the suggested fabric is a lycra knit.Good luck finding your heart's desire.

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  13. I have been searching and did come up with something that looks similar from Spandex House.

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