De-stashing my fabrics

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it's really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it’s really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

Over the past few years I’ve shared posts about going fabric shopping… well in this post I’m SELLING off some of the fabrics I’ve bought over the years.

Largely this is because I just don’t have the space for everything I have… nor the time to sew up everything. 

On top of that, I’m doing a bit of a clean-up in my sewing space, and have focused more keenly on specific times, places, and fabrics for my sewing – so things I bought when I was a bit wider-eyed and excited about a great deal, no longer really fit into my overall sewing plans.

I’ll be posting all of these on crafting/sewing buy/sell groups, but if you’re interested in anything, send me a message here, or through my Facebook Page.

Costs are based on pick-up or in-person meet up only. If you don’t live in Calgary, I’ll also charge for shipping in addition to price posted.  Payment can be cash in person or paypal (plus 3% to cover the paypal charges) if shipped. All prices in Canadian dollars. Smoke-free home, but I do have dogs (who are not in my sewing room).

Click the smaller photos below to see a larger version.

Kelly Green Imitation Linen Fabric

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it's really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it’s really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

This is a synthetic fabric, with the texture and feel of a medium/heavy linen. It won’t wrinkle like natural linen, but also won’t be as cool to wear.

275 centimeters long by 152 centimeters wide

Burn test suggests that this is a cotton or other cellulose, like linen, and polyester blend fabric. Has nubs and slubs like linen fabric. Medium-weight, suitable for pants, jackets, apron dresses xcetera. No obvious flaws.

Closer photo at top of the post

Asking: $5.00 – SOLD

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Tone-on-tone Off White Plaid Fabric

Tone-on-tone Off White Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid

Tone-on-tone Off White Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid

This is a woven plaid, the weight of a light summer cotton blanket for your bed. It would work well for a wrap skirt, unstructured jacket, etc.

129 centimeters by 151 centimeters wide tone-on-tone off-white plaid fabric.

This is a tone-on-tone plaid with the plaid appearing only because the weave is tighter and looser in intersecting stripes along the warp and weft.

Burn test suggest this is a cotton. There are no obvious flaws in the fabric , but the threads do have a nubby texture and coloration.

Asking: $3.00 – SOLD

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Brown and Off White Plaid Fabric

Brown and Off White Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid

Brown and Off White Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid

This fabric has a hand-woven appearance, with a brown stripe in the warp and weft to create a plaid over an off white base.

186 centimeters long by 135 centimeters wide

Burn test suggests cotton; weave is unusual with a hand-woven affect. The white thread has tiny, nearly imperceivable specks of yellow, orange, pink, and blue, though these are only noticeable upon close inspection. No noticeable flaws.

One end has a slight cut out, I measured from the shorter end. The weight of this is similar to jacket weight or heavy suiting. Would pass for wool at a distance for those who are allergic, but would not pass for wool by touch.

Asking: $3.00

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Black Imitation Linen

Black Imitation Linen. Quarter for scale of the texture

Black Imitation Linen. Quarter for scale of the texture

This is a synthetic fabric, with the texture and feel of a medium/heavy linen. It won’t wrinkle like natural linen, but also won’t be as cool to wear.

Burn test suggests this is polyester.

218 centimeters long by 149 centimeters wide

This fabric has nubs and slubs like linen fabric. Medium-weight, suitable for pants, jackets, apron dresses xcetera. No obvious flaws.

Asking: $5.00

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Purple and Black Floral Fabric

Purple and Black Floral Fabric. Quarter for scale of the flower. The colour here is more accurate.

Purple and Black Floral Fabric. Quarter for scale of the flower. The colour here is more accurate.

This fabric is NOT suitable for historical costuming, but I bought it because it’s just SO pretty.

It would be great as a semi-formal dress, the top layer of a corset, or a long, flowing goth skirt.  The fabric is black with purple flowers on one side, purple with black flowers on the other.

Synthetic fabric, no burn test conducted.

530 centimeters long by 115 centimeters wide

Asking: $5.00 – SOLD

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Purple and Black Floral Fabric showing how dense the floral pattern is throughout the fabric.

Purple and Black Floral Fabric showing how dense the floral pattern is throughout the fabric. Colour is more intense in person.

Black and White Glen Plaid Fabric

Black and White Glen Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid.

Black and White Glen Plaid Fabric. Quarter for scale of the plaid.

Glen plaid (sometimes called the Prince of Wales check) fabric in black and white.  GQ suggests this fabric weave originated in the 19th century in Scotland so it is not period-correct for the SCA.

Burn test suggests this is wool. The weight is a heavier suit weight or light jacket weight.

180 centimeters long by 140 centimeters wide

Asking: $5.00

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Green and Black Diamond-pattern Home Decor Fabric

Green and Black Diamond-pattern Home Decor Fabric. Quarter for scale of the pattern. The photo was taken at a bit of an angle - the diamonds are symmetrical.

Green and Black Diamond-pattern Home Decor Fabric. Quarter for scale of the pattern. The photo was taken at a bit of an angle – the diamonds are symmetrical.

This is a synthetic (blend?) home decorating fabric with a green and black diamond pattern. I  have not done a burn test.

300 centimeters long by 150 centimeters wide.

This would work for crafting, home decor, or heavy costumes that require a fabric with a lot of body.

Asking: $5.00 – SOLD

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Red and White Diamond Twill Fabric

Red and White Diamond Twill Fabric - Quarter for scale of the weave

Red and White Diamond Twill Fabric – Quarter for scale of the weave

100% cotton fabric with the hard-to-find Viking-Age appropriate Diamond Twill weave. While the fibre content isn’t period-appropriate, the weave is, and might be right for someone who wants the look but is allergic to wool.

The fabric is very narrow, suitable for an apron panel or to use as trim (cuffs, bands, etc) on a Viking Age garment.

36 centimeters wide by 183 centimeters long

Asking: $10.00 – Sale pending

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Brown Herringbone Twill

Close up on brown herringbone twill fabric for sale. Quarter for scale.

Close up on brown herringbone twill fabric for sale. Quarter for scale.

Brown herringbone twill lightweight suiting fabric.

Burn test indicates this is a cotton/polyester blend fabric. Has good drape, suitable for dresses, lightweight unstructured suits, etc. Weave suitable for Viking Age costuming, however fibre content isn’t, but would be suitable for someone looking for an underdress but allergic to wool.

140 centimeters wide by 548 centimeters long

Asking: $25.00

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Rustic Windowpane Plaid Twill

Rustic windowpane plaid wool blend fabric for sale

Rustic windowpane plaid wool blend fabric for sale. Quarter for scale of plaid.

Brown with black plaid stripe windowpane plaid fabric. This is a very rustic fabric, with lots of white flecks throughout the brown. I would recommend this as an outer-garment fabric only (peplos, apron dress, coat, etc) only, as I suspect this fabric will be somewhat scratchy. Twill weave is very subtle.

Burn test indicates that this is mostly wool, perhaps with a slight amount of acrylic/etc. Appropriate weave for Viking Age costume reenactment.

Piece #1 – 155 centimeters wide by 175 centimeters long

Asking: $8.00

Piece #2 – 155 centimeters wide by 262 centimeters long

Asking: $12.00 – SOLD

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Brown Herringbone Twill

Brown herringbone twill fabric for sale. Quarter for scale.

Brown herringbone twill fabric for sale. Quarter for scale.

Red-toned caramel brown herringbone twill. Weave is suitable for Viking Age reenactment costuming.

Fabric is lightweight, superfine suiting, perfect for dress pants, lightly structured suits, underdresses or apron dresses. Burn test suggests 100% wool. Very smooth fabric, I don’t think this will be itchy to anyone who doesn’t have a sensitivity/allergy to wool.

161 centimeters wide by 271 centimeters long

Asking: $15.00 – Sale pending

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Pale pink wool

Pale pink wool for sale.

Pale pink wool for sale.

Pale pink lightweight twill-weave jacket or medium weight suiting fabric with a slight nap.

Burn test suggests this is wool. The weight of this fabric would be suitable for an apron dress, jacket, lightweight coat. The photo makes it look slightly yellower and slightly paler than the fabric actually is. It’s a pretty rose colour.

155 centimeters wide by 115 centimeters long

Asking: $5.00 – SOLD

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Want more?

I'm selling off some of my fabrics - want to learn more, check out Dawn's Dress DiaryOver the next few weeks I’m going to try to go through my fabric and craft stash and try to de-stash even more. I’ll be posting all of it on my Facebook page, Dawn’s Dress Diary. Subscribe to the Facebook page to be the first to see when I load new items for sale!

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