Online Fabric Shop
Faberwood is no ordinary online fabric shop. We set out in 2015 to focus on dressmaking fabrics and to find the best designers (large and small) from around the world. We love quality dress fabric and will only add fabric to our collections that is well designed, well made and importantly ethically made.
Ethically Sourced Fabric
Many of the fabrics we select are 100% organic and use eco friendly inks. When sourcing from countries like India and Thailand we always ask about where the fabric is made and check the makers are paid and treated fairly.
Designer Dressmaking Fabric
You'll find young Scandinavian artists and established French designers alongside artisan women's collectives in Asia making traditional handloomed cloth. If Fiona likes it and it deserves to be a Faberwood fabric, she'll work hard to make it available to anyone in the world who loves sewing.
Willow tank in Longline block print
The Willow Tank is on repeat every Summer! The reason I love this and make it so often is it fits me well, it doesn't show too much skin and has a fab shape that always works with jeans. I vary the length depending on what I'm aiming for, this one I've added an extra inch and it's all sewn completely using French seams which is easy to do with this fabric.
My favourite part is this fabric are the lines running horizontally and if you notice the front, the print actually stops before the hem, my plan all along was to include as much of it as possible on the front. This design feature comes only on the end of the roll. I think this fabric is quite unusual to your average Indian block print, you can read more about it here.
Even though I'm very happy with this top, in all honesty while sewing, I kept thinking that this particular pattern doesn't do the fabric the justice it deserves. I think it needs to be a lot more of it on show and to swish around! I went with this though as the piece I cut for photographing normally dictates how much of the fabric I get to keep for myself! I wanted something I would wear (ie with jeans...yawn...) but if I was to make something again, with a maybe a hot destination holiday on the horizon (Corona not making that likely) I would be reaching for a long and breezy dress. I've started pinning some dress pattern ideas here if you'd like to take a look.
So maybe next time, you might actually witness me in a lovely dress!