We made a short trip to Paris last week. When I say short, I mean, we arrived in Paris late on Wednesday evening, and spent the whole of Thursday at EuroDisney, which Kezia was thrilled with. She got to meet Mickey Mouse and have lunch with Cinderella, Belle and Aurora (Disney princesses), and see the parade with all her favourite characters in. On Friday we had some time to spare before our flight back so we went fabric shopping. Ooh la la!
I used Fehrtrade’s invaluable guide to Paris fabric shopping, which although written 3 years ago, is still super helpful and accurate. The two shops where I bought my fabric were on Place Saint Pierre. Here are some pics:
So, anyway, here’s what I bought.
The first three cottons you can see above were 9 euros for 3 metres a piece. I think that is a pretty decent price. The white broiderie anglaise was a little more costly; 35 euros for 3 metres. But I just had to have it. Here’s a bigger shot of it:
The cottons have already been washed, dried, pressed and put away until next year.
Kezia picked out this lace for herself (!):
It has some stretch to it. I am thinking maybe skater style dress for her. I am sure I will be able to squeeze a top or something out of it for myself too 🙂 It’s is very wide I think.
Last but not least, this purple wool fabric. It has a wonderful woven texture to it:
Here’s where I need your advice readers. The fabric is backed by some kind of interfacing. It is very firmly adhered to it:
Question: does this mean I don’t need to interface the fabric? I am thinking winter jacket. But I don’t know. Can any of you shed any light/ give some advice?
So in conclusion, Paris fabric shopping for me was wonderful. There is so much choice and the prices were decent. I would highly recommend going if you have the chance and losing yourself in that wonderful area!