Thursday, 4 July 2013

Fabric shopping in the flesh

I recently had to go to the big city for work, and right near the carpark was the shopping mecca for fabric lovers - Mandors of Glasgow.  It is such a novelty for me to actually see and touch real fabric as I live in a rural part of Scotland and rarely get to step inside an actual fabric shop.  I'm more familiar with online shopping.
So here is what I was able to buy in the flesh:
3 metres of floral intended for a dress, 2 metres of measuring tape fabric for a skirt and a little bit of twill tape to secure the neckline of a jersey dress I have in mind to start.

The other "in the flesh" moment was meeting the fabric-savvy Hazel from Disaster in a Dress blog.  I've been reading her blog for a while and now I have actually met her in real life!  Yay!  And boy does she know her way around a fabric shop.  I don't think there's anything she doesn't know about fabric.
A great bonus for me on an otherwise worrying work day.

10 comments:

  1. I love mandors! Been to the Glasgow one before but not edinburgh one, I adore that tape measure fabric

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  2. The fabric is fab, love the tape measures!

    Alison
    x

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  3. I keep seeing that tape measure fabric on sewing blogs! I think it may be a sign that I need some in my life too :)
    Can't wait to see the skirt you make with it!

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  4. I have never been to Gasgow's Mandors. I have heard it is much better than Edinburgh's store. Must check it out next time I' through there.

    Great fabric! Can't wait to see that skirt!

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  5. Nice fabric, that's a lovely floral. I love Mandors, they've got a great selection of fabric in just now, I'm being very restrained though! :)

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  6. Hi Nessa I love your fabric choices. I've never been to Mandors, the closest one to me would be Edinburgh, I'll need to look it up - look forward to seeing your makes! :-)

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  7. I haven't been to Mandors but it is definitely on my to do list. I love your skrt fabric. Juliex

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  8. Nice choices Nessa! Can't wait to see what lovelies you make from your purchases!

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  9. It was lovely to meet you too Nessa! I'm sure there's lots about fabric I don't know but I'm good at making stuff up! Hah just kidding, I'm a total fabric geek (and snob, but working in Mandors makes you like that surrounded by amazing fabrics)! Can't wait to see these made up :)

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  10. Sounds like fun! That blue floral fabric is especially lovely. I always get a bit intimidated by online fabric shopping - how would you feel about doing a post some time on your favourite sites, what to look for, or watch out for? I'd love to know your thoughts and recommendations!

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