Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The French Seam
My camera has taken a turn for the worse so please excuse the poor picture quality. I am not quite sure how to fix it yet. Below is my review direct from PR.
Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive?
Yes I have bought a couple of things. You can see them on my blog at www.smclevenger.blogspot.com. The prices were competitive. Lining fabrics for $4.00. Silks and Wools for $25-$36 a yard.
Were the sales people polite and friendly?
When I went in I spoke with one of the owners who was fantastic. I told her about my blog and she very graciously allowed me to take pictures of the store and even gave me her email address so I could email her a link to my blog.
How would you rate the quality of the item this store sells?
The fabric selection is AMAZING! I live in an area that only has Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby. This store is about an hour away from me but well worth the trip. They stock a lot of designer fabrics that are hard to find elsewhere. They even have Collette Patterns!
How was your shopping experience. Is there anything you did not like about this store?
My shopping experience was great. Everything was organized and clearly marked.
Would you shop here again?
Absolutely! I thought about going again today!
Would you recommend this store to others?
Yes, and I already have! I told everyone I work with about the store and they all want to go.
Any other comments you would like to add?
If you are in the Indianapolis area you need to come to this store. They opened only 2 months ago but you would never know! They store is well stocked and organized. The staff is knowledgeable and had no problems helping me in anyway.
I had a great time browsing through the selection. I cannot wait to go back. I know I want to pick up the Collette Pattern for the Lady Gray coat that everyone has made. I love it! They also have some great wools that would work wonderfully for it. However in the picture on the left is their selections of laminated cottons! I found a couple that I must have. I want to make a funky raincoat.
Just a couple of different shots of the store. I love how everything in the store is organized. I am not one of those people who can dig through racks and piles of stuff. I need everything laid out for me and The French Seam does just that.
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
I picked out a gorgeous piece! It is a very lightweight woven cotton plaid. The brown stripes are actually metallic copper thread. I know exactly what I want to do with this piece. I want to make View C of McCall's 6401. I think that may actually be my project for this weekend. That way I will be able to wear it before summer ends.
The next thing I got is pretty exciting! The French Seam is currently running a Project Runway type of challenge. You purchase a bag with 3 - 1 yard cuts of coordinating woven cotton fabrics for $15.00. You can make anything but it does have to include all three fabrics. You can add any additional fabrics, buttons, trims, etc that you want. Then you turn in your completed project to the store by August 26th. All entries will be judged by a panel and the winner receives a $150 gift certificate to the store. How could I possibly pass this up?!?!? On the left are the 3 fabrics I picked. I know exactly what I want to do. I am going to make a dress. A very cute dress, unlike any that I have made previously. I was inspired by Oona's post. I am going to make the bodice of mine out of a lavender knit to match the lavender color in the fabrics I have. The skirt is going to be pleated with the green fabric. It will have a band around the the bottom of it that will be made out of the blue flower fabric. This fabric will also be used for the waist band of the skirt. For the third fabric I am going to cut out the peachy colored circles and make some fringed fabric flowers to attach to the bodice. So, what do you think of my plan? Hopefully, I will be able to finish it in time
Posted by Sarah C at 10:37 PM