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Store Review 10/16/15 8:46 PM
London Textiles
I was heartbroken when I drove to the store's old Cherry Hill address to find it locked up and empty. Luckily, I looked them up online and found their new address, just a few miles away. This is a fabric store for those looking for high end fabrics at reasonable prices and one-of-a-kind pieces. I... more...
Store Review 3/16/14 10:56 PM
Fabrics on Fourth
It's one of the few fabric stores on Fourth that's open on Sunday. And what a treat to spend some time with Mr. James, the proprietor. Apparently March is the beginning of prom season. He was cutting out - freehand - black silk satin and lining for one of his amazing creations. More on this later. ... more...
Pattern Review 3/7/14 5:11 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 216165-1001 Peplum Knit Dress
This is a peplum dress made from knits. And contrary to what you might think, it flatters even those of us with large hips and thighs. The key is finding a knit dress you like to use as a pattern. The video instructions are SUPER easy to follow. I made it with 3/4 length sleeves and used a franken... more...
Pattern Review 3/7/14 4:54 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8646 Misses' Dress
This is your basic wrap dress in either a sleeveless or 3/4 sleeve version. It's meant for wovens, but I've made it three times in knits. I made it in a 14, a bit smaller than my usual bodice pattern size. It makes up just like the picture. And instructions were easy to follow. It's described as ... more...
Store Review 12/1/13 7:57 PM
Fine Fabrics
I stumbled upon this store via Yelp since the other fabric stores near where I was staying were all closed on Sunday. It's great fun. I bought a skin of leather ($20), two yards of stretch animal print with a slight fur to it (don't ask) for $6.99 a yard, several yards of silk (for tank tops) at $... more...

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