Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh! Oh My Gosh!! The Gods and Goddesses of sewing have granted my wishes!!!! There is a new locally owned fine fashion fabrics store in Indianapolis, Indiana!!!! It is called The French Seam. I just learned about it while reading through my latest issue of Threads. In the back there was an add for the store. Close to 7-8 years ago there was a great fabric store, it was something like the Sewing Junction, but it closed and I have been missing it ever since. My only local fabric options were Jo-Ann's, Hobby Lobby and Hancock's. I don't even really count Hancock's because they are close to an hour away and I am not driving all that way for basically the same selection as the Jo-Ann's down the street. But now I have a fantastic option!! I read an article about the store and the writer, who is a sewer, talked about how fantastic the selection is and how different it is from the previously mentioned stores. This place is on my must visit list for next weekend! I guess I better stop going to Jo-Ann's for a week or two so I can spend more money on better quality materials elsewhere. They even carry StyleArc patterns. I will definitely have to post a review of the store once I visit but in the meantime I am going to have very high hopes for it.
And because I can't leave this post without any pictures, here are the new fabrics I bought at Jo-Ann's yesterday and today.
2 yards gray and black poly charmeuse zebra
3/4's yard white and purple border print chiffon
2.25 yards light gray baby silk
3.25 yards gray, black, white and red bias stripe lining
I was pretty excited by these fabrics but now I feel they are nothing compared to what I will find at The French Seam.