That Dress, That Sewing Pattern

Posted by Susanne / Ms Fine Fabrics on 9/17/2019
That Dress, That Sewing Pattern
I was, I am obsessed. Scanning through nearly 100,000 images of sewing patterns. I found a picture of a sewing pattern I remember using, or dreaming about using. I had to find that one sewing pattern. The one that I made with pleats, a square banded neckline popular in the late 1960's and early 1970's, and long shirt sleeves with placket and cuffs. It reminds me of hours spent at fabric stores thumbing through pattern books. It has me thinking about rearranging our small downtown Santa Barbara store to include a table with pattern books. Let me know what you think with comment below.

Keep it Cool, Keep it Light, Silk Georgette

Posted by Susanne - Ms. Fine Fabrics on 8/21/2019
Keep it Cool, Keep it Light, Silk Georgette
Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara, our downtown Santa Barbara brick and mortar store is located at 1307 State Street. Just a few steps down from the historic Arlington Theater. Many of our clients stop by when traveling to our beach community to escape the inland hot days of Summer. I share with you all silk georgette. It is like wearing nothing at all. It is not shiny. It can be worn as day-to-day casual. Use the stretch on the cross-wise grain, 92% silk, 8% lycra, and make a t-shirt to feel elegant, instead of dumpy.

Yes! It can be washed and dried in the machine. It will last longer if line dried, but I machine and wash dry the silk georgette in my wardrobe. 

Wear it Early, Wear it Late, Dress it Up, Dress it Down

Posted by Ms. Fine Fabrics on 8/9/2019 to News
Wear it Early, Wear it Late, Dress it Up, Dress it Down
A silk charmeuse blouse has become my uniform. Wash it in the machine. Dry it in the machine. It softens the sheen, softens the color too. Over time, it gives the blouse that beat up, worn because you love it look... and feel. 

Red White and Blue Cotton Poplin Skirt for 4th of July Party

Posted by Ms.FineFabrics - Susanne on 7/9/2019
Red White and Blue Cotton Poplin Skirt for 4th of July Party

My not-so-silent partner Bob and I received an invitation to a 4th of July party at "The Top of the World." With a 260 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara City and Harbor, we celebrated with feast and friends, joy and solemnity, and when the sun sets the best view of the annual fireworks show!

The cool red, deep navy and bright white of Fine Fabrics pima cotton poplin (milled in England) was simply too tempting to resist.

The Fabric of Marine Life in Lace

Posted by Susanne Chess on 1/24/2019 to News
The Fabric of Marine Life in Lace
Welcome to the newly updated FineFabrics.com! We're working hard to quickly update our online fabric store and bring it up to date with all the beautiful items we have to share at Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara brick and mortar store.

Here at Fine Fabrics of Santa Barbara Downtown Santa Barbara fabric store we have a special treat: Our large screen television which can be seen through our store front windows 24 hours a day, featuring fabric, fashion, buttons, lace, and all the items that make Fine Fabrics special, will be interlaced with  a gallery of images that some may think unrelated.