It’s no secret that most of my sewing projects on this blog for the past few years have been with fabrics I’ve bought in the downtown Los Angeles fabric district, or the many estate sales I used to go to back when I was hoarding fabric.
I have had sponsorships with various fabric companies in the past, and I either wasn’t thrilled with the quality, or it felt like a lot of pressure to make things by deadlines imposed by the company. Sometimes the fabric took a long time to get sent to me, and I was no longer inspired once I received it.
Back In February, I was contacted by Kate, the owner of online fabric store The Confident Stitch , to see if I would like to try their fabrics on the blog. Of course I was flattered, and then wondered what made her decide to ask me? She wrote she had read a post I had written about my preference for buying fabrics in person vs buying them online, and she took it as a challenge.
After checking out her site, I loved the garment fabrics, and felt really inspired about making my new wardrobe with them! The site was very well curated and I could tell she had a great eye for fabric.
It’s been six months now, and I have to say that I’ve been impressed by all of the fabrics I have used from her shop so far. There hasn’t been one crummy or blah fabric. Which is pretty amazing, as I haven’t had the best luck in the past.
Sew far, sew good! Everything I have used has been much better quality than what I’m used to buying downtown. Also, the fabrics aren’t things you see everywhere else online.
My fabrics always arrive in a couple days or less, while I’m still inspired, and there is also a swatch service which is great for planning my outfits for upcoming seasons.
So have I changed my mind about shopping online? You bet!
Textured striped knit Maritime Tee.
Island Batik rayon dress made from Gemma tank pattern.
Red Brussels washer linen outfit. Lisette forButterick 6183.
Light blue Tencel rayon Soho shorts.
Plum linen knit Bento tee.
Anna Maria Horner Loominous Everyday skirt.
Tencel Denim Jalie Vanessa’s.
Olive Stretch Denim Moss skirt.
Italian double faced wool knit Bento sweater.
Kate has a sewing blog connected to the Confident Stitch store, where she and her talented associates at the brick and mortar shop in Missoula Montana show off their handmade clothes, using fabrics and patterns from the shop. They sell lots of paper patterns, too. They also sell some very pretty and hip looking quilting fabrics, which I can’t review, since I have yet to make a quilt. One of these days!
I know I seem to be gushing over here, and I can assure you I am not being compensated for this post in any way. Nor was I asked to write it by Kate. I just felt like writing it because I’ve had a really good experience with The Confident Stitch’s fabrics and can honestly recommend this company, and I felt it was way to express my thanks.