Fabric Finds

Fabric Find: “Emma One Sock” Prints

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I am madly in love with every piece of fabric onĀ Emma One Sock. Even though I usually need to see a fabric in person, the more I learn about fabrics and the more I know what I like to work with (natural fibers!) I am becoming able to find success with online fabric sources. I am currently pushing myself to mix prints, without going to far outside my comfort zone, keeping a base of neutrals (the black and white) or patterns that look like neutrals from a distance (the yarn dyed woven below).

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Below is a swatch card of some of things that I didn’t purchase but really wanted to. Emma One Sock will send you up to 5 free swatches!

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Fabric Find of my Dreams

I have worn this Corey Lynn Calter skirt every Spring/Summer for a 3 years now and recently found the fabric at Stitches in Seattle–amazingly they actually had two different (but very very similar) red/white ikats from Corey Lynn Calter’s 2011 collections. The one that I purchased is a bit stiffer of a material with a sharper outline to the print. Anyway, I immediately bought enough to make a Swing Shift jacket for myself–but I will not wear them together–or will I? If I were going to match another garment to this skirt a fitted sleeveless top would be a better route–maybe another Go Anywhere tunic?

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top image via Anthropologie, material from Stitches in Seattle