Fabric snobbery and little sparrows

Ok I will admit it. I am a fabric snob, an absolute and utter nose-wrinkling snob. I didn’t start out this way, but over the last couple of years as I learnt more about fabrics and began to develop a better appreciation of textiles and quality, I began to see my fabrics in a different way. I have a few favourite shops that I visit regularly, one more than others.

But geographically, my closest fabric shop is Spotlight. Although I rarely purchase fabric there, I do take advantage of their specials for calico, threads, and needles. I was there today on a forage for a specific zipper and thread. I had two small helpers with me and as they ran (yes ran) through the shop oohing and aahing over the most ghastly pink, floral, and sparkly fabrics they could find, a simple, drapey poly caught my eye. I generally dislike polyester because it doesn’t breath and in fabric blends, it pills like crazy. But I quite liked the cute little sparrow print and it matched the shoes I was wearing ;-).


You may remember my fabric splurge dress from a little white back. I absolutely love it, but I just haven’t had the occasion to wear it yet (the drawbacks of having small children!). But part of the reason is probably also because I know how special that fabric is and I feel it deserves a special outing, at least on the first wear. I’m thinking about making a sleeveless, and slightly shorter version of this dress to wear on a more daily basis. Call it my school-run dress if you please! Otherwise, I might be able to see myself in a little sparrow shell top,  but no sleeves, of course!

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  1. From one fabric snob to another, this little sparrow print poly is just darling!! I usually avoid polyester like the plague as well, but more and more recently I’m finding myself getting a bit lenient. It is really very practical for the day to day sort of things, and some of the newer ‘technologies’ are really quite breathable! I love the idea of this sweet little sparrow print made up in your fabric splurge pattern!

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