Online Ordering – Experience No. 2

For B5750

For B5750


Looks really pretty doesn’t it….

I thought so too, that is until I received it…

What I thought would be a nice off white colour is actuallynicotine coloured, the description of the fabric said it would be very light and flowy, not sure how that translates to heavy and scratchy.

I also ordered another fabric:

For B5317

For B5317

I am going to keep this one, even though the stiching is a bit shiney, I have a lining fabric to go under it as well.

I have been wondering lately about linings, am I better off to make a lining for each dress or to splurge on some good quality silk and make a nice slip that I can wear under the dress….


But back to online ordering, this time I ordered from, which luckily for me has a very nice return policy, unluckily they only pay the shipping if its domestic and I happen to be international as far as they are concerned.

We will have to wait and see how that turns out once I hear back from them.

I also received my covered boning for B5882 I still have not found a fabric yet though, and I may wait until I can get to a real store and feel the fabric before I buy it.

Mostly this experience just reminded me how difficult it can be to get something you like when online ordering, 2 out of 3 aint bad, but if I had been in a store I would have liked all of them.

Curious about my plans for the fabric? Check out my future projects page!




Online Ordering – The Result

On March 6th I received the fabric that I ordered from JoAnn’s. I think that I will try to avoid online fabric ordering in the future, the shipping was about the same as the cost of the fabric and then there were taxes and duties as well as special handling. In the end I probably would ave been better off to drive the 3 hours to the bigger fabric store….

Forgot about this post, it was sitting in my drafts.

Despite not liking the cost I do like the fabric. The pattern is really pretty.

Ordering Fabric Online

I have been a bit hesitant to order fabric online even though I see it blogged about all the time. Today I took the plunge and ordered some fabric from Joann’s.

Here’s the swatch


I am going to use it for my Mad Men Challenge, see my earlier post for more info on that. Links are not working for me at the moment but I will update this when I get a chance.


Hopefully all goes well, I will still visit my local fabric shop to get the fabric for the liner, there are very limited options there for what kinds of fabric I can get but I love going there.