Fabric Detective

Okay, so what do you do when you are down with a cold?  Why, you feel sorry for yourself and laze about the internet of course, while taking the piss and making your other half do all the housework, including nappy changing.

Noah recently started nursery at a place about 5 minutes away from my new job, and so far, it has been good. He settled in pretty well, so either he really is a good kid, and gets along famously with everyone, or he really does not love me, and cannot wait to spend time away from me. He never cried the first day I took him there, and according to the nursery, he always has an excellent day. So, on the one hand, I am happy he is an independent mister, but on the other, I feel as if I have been used. Like he only wanted me to provide him with an oven for 9 months so he could get his little organs together within me, and then set off on his own as soon as physically possible. Oh well. Such is life I suppose.

So yeah, he is in nursery, and although it gives me the opportunity to work, it also comes with its own downsides. Like turning him into a contamination channel. The young man recently came down with a cold, picked up, no doubt, from his nursery, and promptly contaminated Mr.Dibs. Mr.Dibs in turn, because he never likes me to feel left out, passed it on to me. Now, a cold is a cold is a cold, and I know it is not supposed to be a big deal, but it is to me, and it breaks me down like nothing on earth, and I am now hanging on to my dear life. The only thing making life bearable at the moment is the amount of time I have to browse the internet, courtesy of my being ill.

Now to the matter at hand.

I was indulging in two of my fave pastimes just now, which if you have been reading my blog for sometime, will know that one of them is fabric shopping, and the other is eye shopping on the Phase Eight website. So yeah, I was doing both simultaneously, and I noticed a couple of fabrics that kept appearing on the two sites. Hmm, what would Sherlock do? I asked myself. Upon closer inspection, I discovered  not one

not two
Not even three
nor four

but five fabrics from the phase eight site on ebay. aha! Score.
I almost feel better, ALMOST. 
I am not even afraid you will all now rush to the ebay site and buy all these gorgeous fabric before I get the chance to order some because, as you well know, I do not hesitate when it comes to Phase Eight. Paypal has already sent my request to this ebay shop. Now, all I have to do is wait for my fabric.
This is just perfect timing, especially as I have wrap dresses on my mind. Which reminds me, thanks to all of you who are interested in sewing wrap dresses with me. I shall shed more light on that little project in my next post.
Have a good weekend people.


  1. September 28, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Interesting- as the twist tops for numbers two and four look a bit like the pattern Jalie 2788!!

  2. September 28, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Hi! Long time no write, sorry about that.

    I love that first fabric, and I don't even usually wear blue. It is gorgeous, is it a knit?

    So sorry that you are sick, it really sucks. I work in an assisted living facility and they are basically cesspools of bacteria and viruses just waiting to get you. I started using one of these religiously every morning sometime last year and haven't had a cold since.


    Could be worth a try. And I think you have raised a very confident and secure little boy, and that is why he good at the nursery. It's all because of you and your excellent parenting skills. Feel better? Good. My work is done.

  3. September 29, 2013 / 7:20 am

    Wow, the blue poppy fabric is gorgeous gorgeous! I wonder what the hand feels like – it looks like it's be lovely to gather up…

  4. September 29, 2013 / 7:30 am

    I'm sorry you are feeling so rotten and I hope you feel better very soon. However I am oh so grateful for your cold endured sleuthing! I tried that first dress on in Phase Eight when I came to London for the meet-up in August and hummed and hawed at the price tag and finally left it behind. Now I can make my own wrap dress in that gorgeous fabric for a fraction of the price :)). Thank you, thank you, thank you – my order is placed!

  5. September 29, 2013 / 7:54 am

    You're such a great detective!!!! I've been looking for a flecked jersey for ages and that shop has loads so we're both winners. Incidentally if anyone know the actual name of that stuff let me know!! Nadia x

  6. September 29, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    Beautiful fabrics! Can you buy me some and have it shipped to Georgia???

    BTW, when will your wrap dress challenge start???

  7. September 30, 2013 / 6:52 am

    I just don't know how you manage it! I need some of your fabric finding skills!

  8. September 30, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Hmm . Will have to check out that pattern

  9. September 30, 2013 / 9:35 am

    Hahahahahaha. Oh Elle, thanks. Will take a look at that link. I fall ill every time the seasons change so this might be my saviour.

  10. September 30, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Yeah that poppy fabric is my fave one too. I will let you know when i receive it

  11. September 30, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Ah. Look at that. its always good to be an enabler. I love phase eight dresses,but l really cant afford to buy them full price. Thank God we sew right? Lol

  12. September 30, 2013 / 9:40 am

    Hmmm. What is a flecked jersey? That shop is amazing isn't it?

  13. September 30, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Sent you an email. Let me know the specifics. The challenge will start next week i think. Will update soon.

  14. September 30, 2013 / 9:44 am

    Hahahaha. I get lucky.

  15. September 30, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Such stunning fabrics! I LURVE the first two florals!

  16. September 30, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    And I was wondering if you can actually get the fabric that is used by clothes retailers – obviously you can! Thanks for enlightening me. I hope you will be better soon! I am also down with a cold at the moment, so believe me I know how you feel 😛

  17. October 11, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing the link… bookmarked!! x

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