I have a love-love relationship with fabric. I love the feel of fabric, I love the look of fabric and I love buying fabric!! It can make a bad day good again and a good day even better!! One of my newest loves is for LaFinch Fabrics. They have an amazing selection of apparel fabrics at a price you can’t beat.
As part of their 1 year Anniversary, I was selected to sew a few garments with some of their fabrics. I received 4 yards of fabric (at no cost to me), 2 yards of the Urban Abstract in rayon woven and 2 yards of the rayon challis in the Arcadia print, and in exchange write a review about them.
When I was first asked to participate I had a hard time deciding what I would like to receive so I gave all the decision making power to Josie. Everything they carry is so beautiful I knew there was no way she could go wrong!! I stalked the mailman for a few days (I’m pretty sure he thinks I have a crush on him) and was so excited when my package came sooner then expected.
When I first opened the package I couldn’t get over the cutest sample swatch and thank you card. I order a LOT of fabric and never have I received a handwritten thank you!! It was the perfect touch!!
I instantly fell in love with the how soft the Arcadia rayon challis was. I knew it needed to be used for something I would wear all the time. I made the Everyday Elegance Top from Patterns for Pirates (affiliate link) and have worn it 3 times this week already!!
My love for the Urban Abstract rayon challis was a little slower to come. Although beautiful, the fabric pattern wouldn’t have been my first choice. Not to mention, I had a hard time finding the right pattern to pair it with. After many failed attempts (the fabric was too thin for the pattern or had a little too much stretch), I went with SewCaroline‘s newest pattern, The Magnolia Shorts. I was determined to sew up something I loved!
These shorts are made to look like a skirt, so you can have the style of dressing up with the ease of wearing shorts. The rayon woven was perfect for these! I has just the right drape to make them perfect for a date night outfit (now to find a sitter and we’ll be set).
Both fabrics were a dream to work with and sewed up beautifully. As soon as I was done sewing I quickly ordered 6 more yards. Looks like I will be stalking my mailman again this week 😉
If you haven’t already visited LaFinch’s website, you should stop reading and stop by. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!
Thanks for reading and Happy Sewing!!
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