Never Fails

by Erin on October 11, 2011

So, just as things start turning to fall (here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) I always find one piece of summer fabric that I just HAVE to have: 


This stuff reminds me of those tubes of frozen colored sugar water that every kid under the age of eight loves. Otter Pops? Anyway, there it was at Fabric Mart Fabrics, and I had to have it. I'm sure you all understand. And they have 21 yards left, at this writing … 

Here's a closeup:


This is going to be … I don't quite know yet. But whatever it's going to be, it's probably not going to be that until next March, at the earliest. Summer fabric is going into hibernation for a few months. 

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

edgertor October 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

that is awesome! i think it would be fine for winter too…with a bright sweater or black sweater.


LinB October 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

It DOES look like freezy pops! How fabulous. (I just hope that you don’t attract crowds of frenzied children eager to lick your skirt when you wear it.) And I don’t think you should relegate this fabric to summer wear. It would surely act to offset the effects of seasonal affective disorder, no?


Packrat October 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I’m with edgertor. This would make a super blouse or a dress or even a crazy bright jacket to wear over a plain black dress. I love it. The overall pattern that creates the wide “stripes” might be a tad tricky to work with.


Anneland22 October 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I agree with the first comment – black coat or sweater and black boots – you are good to go!


Ruth October 11, 2011 at 9:09 pm

You can always make something to wear in Melbourne in December!


Choctawcharlisews October 11, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Unless it is a super lightweight fabric, there is certainly nothing in the colorway that makes it a “summer only” fabric. Especially this year!


Jamie October 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Picnic napkins? And a matching tablecloth?


Pdmeme October 12, 2011 at 5:16 am

OMGosh, this is 60″ poplin. here in Texas this qualifies as fall/winter fabric! especially with a black sweater as suggested. maybe a shirt dress with a wide black belt? i love your blog.


Lynn Mally October 15, 2011 at 7:44 am

So Erin–you have been in California long enough to know that there are plenty of hot winter days…so what are you waiting for?


Lynn October 17, 2011 at 5:49 am

Beautiful! I love the colors. I think it would be fine for any season, but then I don’t always pay attention to the “rules” so what do I know? :-)


Second Hand Rose November 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Oh my this fabric is absolutely adorable!! You do find some amazing fabric! XxxX


D.B. April 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

Hi Erin,

Someone mentioned you might be able to point me in the right direction.

I have a lot of boxes of fabric/swatches/notions/trims and sewing material that I’d like to sell in bulk. I have photos if anyone is interested and am in NYC.

Much obliged.



LadyT August 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

OMG!!!! I must have this fabric! Anyone have any idea what it’s called or where I can get some, since Fabric mart seems to be out of it…


Erin August 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Oh no! I’d email Fabric Mart, I think they also have a physical store and maybe they have a remnant length or two?


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