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Fabric Haul: Girl Charlee

Another day, another delivery.  I really must stop this late night shopping it is becoming an issue.  July = fabric ban… but tbf i have enough to last me a while so in reality its not gonna do much good.

I am a sucker for a discount, so after spotting a 20% off on Instagram, I had to look, then had to buy.  And i am not disappointed:

Some of you have already seen this thing of beauty I was unwrapping:IMG_20160630_163047

What a joy!  All beautiful Jersey Knits and amazingly some colour amongst the black and white, can you believe it?

This bundle was from a site called Girl Charlee and from this small section I bought, I can tell they know a good kint!  This is what I bought:

(From top Left- All prices per metre)

  • Purple Fuchsia Tie Dye Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric – 2m @ £7.45 

This is a soft cotton rayon jersey blend… and it is just has the most divine feel.  The colour is  purple and fuchsia, with the pattern almost bleached out and contrasting with the colours.  I LOVE this design, I cannot wait to sew something with it.  I am thinking either a cute summer cover up or a maxi.  Still undecided!  Buy here.

  • Magenta Grey Watercolour Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric – 2m @ £6.95

Another attempt at colour for me, quite similar to what I recently made an Inari from, but I just adore the grey with the bright colour, and the almost burnout style and slightly see through nature of this fabric.  It has a very grunge feel to it, I can totally see this as a smock dress festival style for me.  Pick yours up here

  • Exposed Photo Floral Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric – 2m @£8.95

This is the only fabric I wasn’t 100% happy with, but its a slight issue, but mainly with myself.  The picture looked amazing online, but holding it I couldn’t help but feel that I would have to be careful with this and not make anything too frumpy from it as it doesn’t look as modern as it did online.  TBH its more my personal taste than the fabric.  The feel of the fabric is slightly heavier than the others and amazing.  Thinking maybe go for leggings and a matching vest top… something a bit different.  Look for yourself here.

  • Black Distressed Vertical Ethnic on Ivory Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric – 2m @ £6.45

I have had my eye on a few tribal prints elsewhere, but the business of this one is what made me add it to my basket, It is just so full and the distressed look really works with ethnic ridged patterns to soften them.  Again a great feel to the fabric, light and soft.  Take a look here

  • Gothic Stamped Cross White Modal Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric – 3m @ £7.95

OMG, my inner goth had a heart attack when I saw this, it is the most perfect facric for me EVER.  The crosses are grey and wishy-washy looking, and the repeat of the pattern just works!  I ordered 3m and something tells me I may end up getting more to bulk up in some good basics to mix and match this pattern into my wardrobe.  It has a beautiful heaviness to it, I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Slightly Flawed White Ethnic Diamond Burnout Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric 3m @ £3.45

When I read ‘slightly flawed’ I though to myself it was best to buy a bit extra and work around it.  Honestly, it was so slight I could have got away with just 2 metres, but am happy with extra as I have chosen this fabric for my Named Clothing Kielo Wrap  (to which they have just added a sleeve download) I just think this slight see through burnout lends itself to that pattern and is light enough to wear stuff underneath.

 

The site itself was easy to navigate and the picture easy to scroll through at a glance, everything was laid out in categories well.  Although, not as contemporary as other sites, I loved the graphic and overall feel (the group picture in the about us section is always a nice touch)  At the time of ordering it was a lovely 20% off, but If not you can sign up and get 10%, I got free delivery due to the amount I bought, but I am sure it will be easy to find out if you just want one or two pieces.

I am definitely coming back to this site, budget is what made me stop at six fabrics, but definitely for a while my basket (before editing it down) was bulging!

Check these guys out and watch this space for some amazing knit creations in the near future…

 

 

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