My newest fabric acquisitions!
I have been in-love with the fabrics in the children's Ottobre magazine....almost all of which are listed as Hilco as the manufacturer. So, I decided to do a search and found a few places in the united states that sold them. (Hilco is a European company.) The place with the best selection and pricing was Banberry place located in Texas. Now, even though I say they have the best pricing.....these are expensive fabrics! The two prints were $21.25/yard and the stripe was $19.51/yard. Thank goodness there is no tax! Anyhow, I didn't think I was a cheap fabric buyer....but I had a hard time ordering these! I am very happy with the quality of the fabric.
The prints have very vibrant colors, the stripe has great stretch and recovery. The prints are french terry on the inside....a soft fuzzy feel. They are not quite as heavy as a sweatshirt material, but heavier than a t-shirt. Probably great for our san diego winters! I purchased a yard of each one. I figured I could get 6 items made from this for the two girls. The stripe one will be leggings and the prints will be tops of some sort! I am anxious to use them; however, it is in the high 80's today and I am having a hard time even thinking of making something warm! They will most likely have to wait. BTW, Banberry place has great service and super fast shipping! Go over and take a look, they have a lot of European fabrics. I am sure I will be back over there, but with those prices.....I need to have a definite project and not just stash shopping!
Don't you love the cute polar bears peeking out??