I love looking at fabric. When my first client ordered a skirt, I asked her if she'd like me to send her some fabric ideas. She replied, "Well, I don't want to put you out, but if you have time . . . " If I have time??! I sometimes spend hours at a time looking at fabric online, just for fun. One of the reasons I like having this business is that I get to work with more beautiful fabric than I could ever afford/use just on my own! And I love helping a client find the fabric that will be perfect for her dress, skirt or handbag.
Here is my latest love: Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line. My current favorite is the Heirloom Empire Weave Garnet:
I'm working on a skirt for one of my clients with this fabric and it's just as lovely in person. A beautiful, rich jewel color that is great for the fall and winter. He has the same print with other colors, plus many other great prints in this same line. Others that I have my eye on:
His wife has a blog and there are some lovely pictures of the fabric in action, including a simply gorgeous dress.