The question I'm asked most is "where do I get my fabrics from?" The answer is everywhere and anywhere, I'm addicted to fabric.
Mainly I shop at local fabric shops, vintage shops and markets. But whenever I'm traveling somewhere, I'll research on-line to see what's available in the vicinity.
I also shop online, even though I have to handle the fabric before I buy enough for a garment.
I've learnt to always order a sample first, which may seem like an expense but its not as expensive as having a fabric that doesn't feel right.
Here's my current list of the online stores where I'm most likely to buy.....
www.beckfordsilk.co.uk - Great for silks
www.clothhouse.com - the perfect edit of natural and innovative technical fabrics
www.dittofabrics.co.uk - ever-changing selection of ex-designer fabrics
www.fabworks.co.uk - end of lines with exceptional prices
www.fabricsgalore.co.uk - strong on printed fabrics on natural bases
www.joelandsonfabrics.com/uk - stunning haute-couture fabrics
www.minervacrafts.com - all round craft fabrics
www.montreuxfabrics.co.uk - jerseys and coatings
www.moodfabrics.com - the famous US fabric store
www.stitchfabrics.co.uk - vast array of dressmaking fabrics
www.tilthesungoesdown.com - vintage and vintage inspired fabrics
Haberdashery and trims
www.barnettlawson.co.uk - ribbons and trims
www.kleins.uk - trims and fastenings, dyes and fabric finishes
www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk - fabrics and trims of all sorts
www.vvrouleaux.com - ribbons
www.williamgee.co.uk - general haberdashery
For a more shops around the world see here - www.thefoldline.com/map-of-fabric-shops/