Shopping for fabric

Goldhawk Road in West London is one of my favourite areas for fabric shopping. It’s a shame I don’t live locally any more.
There are nearly 10 fabric shops within 5 minutes walk (not including the ones in the Shepherds Bush Markets.  If the first shop doesn’t have what I’m looking for, one of the other shops will definitely have it.

I generally head to the store next to the cycle shop as they are usually very helpful, willing to bargain and this shopping expedition was no exception.

It’s all about summer and the need for bright, happy colours and interesting prints. With this is mind, I decided to look for African cotton wax prints, and I was in luck. I could have easily closed my eyes and picked any 4 fabrics; however this was not how I was going make my decision.

A big thanks to the guys who were patient with my requests and happily removed piles of fabrics in order for me to see a particular design….. 20 minutes later after my umming and arrring, I depart carrying 4 lengths of fabric (each about 5m) and feeling very happy with my purchase.
Here are some pics of my fabrics.

African print orange and whiteAfrican print blueAfrican print green yellow pinkAfrican print blue black white

See what I’ve made using these fabrics by visiting my online shop:

reversible skirt :