An old soldier, coming back to my sewing machine after retiring. I have my large stash of fabrics from several past trips to the fabric stores. (Have you noticed how these specialty stores have gone by the wayside over the years?) I cannot find sources for certain fabrics that I love, today: stiff cotton organdy and dotted swiss, in particular! Salespersons direct me to synthetic organza from China and utility-grade crinoline, instead, Nope! Has America abandoned us in production of our old favorites, which are not replaced by foreign producers?
I'm an avid recycler. Grandpa's abandoned shirts and trousers will live on as vintage fashions for my great-grandsons. And, I will search thrift stores and garage sales for the specialty fabrics - no longer available in stores.
crochet, fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing
Member Since: 06/25/2011