Have you met The Fabric Fairy?
I haven't met her in person yet, but I've met her via the information superhighway. I had questions about the FOE (foldover elastic) and her responses were exactly what I needed to decide what to get. I told her that I'd recently tried some FOE from a chain store and it was waaaay too think for my uses. She described the weight of hers, and pointed out that the FOE is shiny on one side and matte on the other-- you can see in this photo the matte side is showing on the left and the shiny on the right. I also chose two lingerie elastics. Some of this is for undies and I'm also trying it to top off skirts. If the results are something less than awful, they'll likely end up on the blog someday. (Always an optimist. But this is exactly what I was looking for - AND she included samples of other colors I might like. That Fabric Fairy is so thoughtful.)
The FOE was the main reason I was shopping, but while I was there I discovered this rainbow knit that I want to marry:
And this swimsuit fabric that I now have a plan for (one of many, many swimsuit fabric options in the shop):
After I bought all of the above I said "Uh, Fabric Fairy? How do you feel about skirt enthusiasts?" So...
The Fabric Fairy is giving four of our eight Skirt Week winners their choice of TWO yards of fabric (up to $9.99/yard) and free shipping-- even for international winners! We all need a little Fabric Fairy in our lives, don't we?