Monday, August 12, 2013

Paris Fabric Loot

In Paris, Andrew and I took the 4 line to Chateau Rogue and went looking for wax fabric. I had never been to the neighborhood, even though we lived in Paris for a year. It's certainly interesting; the neighborhood is all African immigrants/descent. Even getting off the train I saw tons of women wearing the kind of fabric I was looking for!

Basically, all the shops are on Rue des poisonniers and there are quite a few. I found three prints that I thought about buying, but in the end I didn't get anything. I don't mind spending the money, but it was more the quantity. What am I going to do with six meters of the same print? 

I was undecided, so we walked over to the Marche St. Pierre, which is the fabric shopping section of Paris. This was all new and exciting, as I got into sewing after I graduated from college and it wasn't my thing when I lived there. 

I ended up buying two meters of this viscose print. It's kind of abstract and geometric, but with peacocks! aww yeah!

The we went and sat on the steps of Sacre Coeur and had some fun people watching, then went and had drinks and dinner. It was a fun day!


  1. The fabric is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  2. Amazing fabric, and wow - you showed a lot of restraint in not buying more fabrics!

    1. It turned out for the best since my suitcase was about a kilo away from an overweight luggage charge!


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