I just received a box containing the fabrics I bought when visiting A Fabric Place (aka Michael's) in Baltimore last week. I don't normally post fabric purchases, but I promised a preview, so here you go!
Navy & White Silk Dupioni Ikat
When I saw this, towards the beginning of Michael's tour, I was on it like a monkey on a cupcake. There were only 2 yards left, which is sad, because I would have happily bought more.
Teal & Black 100% Wool
This is a soft wool, and the bold design is woven, not printed. It has a wonderful, soft hand. This will make a great jacket. If I recall correctly, he also had this in purple.
Cotton Velvet Zebra Print
I was looking for a cotton velvet print and, while this is not the sort of print I had in mind, I could not resist this wonderful fabric. The photo does not do it justice. It is rich, drapey, and almost gives the impression of an actual pelt, but with a better hand.
Betsey Johnson Cotton Bubble Print
I remember seeing this on a few sites many months ago. I kept looking at it, but held off ordering. I'm glad I did, because Michael had it in several colorways, for a good price. I chose the autumnal colorway.
Black Print Poly Crepe
This fabric is a really nice heavy poly crepe. It has a beautiful drape.
Butter Linen Jersey
I had a difficult time photographing this. It is a linen jersey in a soft yellow/light mustard color. There is also a small percentage of another fiber because the whole piece is just very slightly metallic. This is such a high-end piece. He also had this fabric in a taupe color
Polka Dot Embossed Green Lambskin
It was difficult to photograph this piece. This is the most beautiful green lambskin embossed with polka dots. If you call Michael's and mention sham's blog, you get any of his skins for $4 per square foot instead of his usual price of $8 per square foot. I don't get anything for this, but it tickles me to have a "sham's blog" offer of any kind, so do call if you are interested. :)
Green Cashmere & Silk Blend
Wow, this fabric is so hard to photograph! I can see why Michael's relies on swatches. This fabric may be my favorite of the entire bunch and I could not capture how wonderful it is. The cashmere and silk blend is pure heaven to the touch. The color is possibly best described as "sage green", but that's not really accurate. There are many different colored threads, giving it an almost heathered appearance, though I don't think that's quite the right term, since I think heathered implies black threads. I think. Anyway, this is really beautiful and I bought enough for pants.