Fabric.com customers are the best!
There is no denying that our customers are the best! They are cheerful, creative and willing to share their ideas with us. Even though many of us at Fabric.com sew or craft, no one person has expertise in everything. While we are talented, I am constantly amazed at what our customers make. I enjoy their emails telling me of special events going on in their lives. One of our most creative customers is Eileen N who lives in New Mexico. I do not know how Eileen finds the time to sew because she has six children. She is also involved in many activites and makes her own bread. I have accused her of churning her own butter! She denies this. It is not unusual for Eileen to be directing a group of young men on the art of making 200 burritos for a school event and sewing all of the outfits for a formal wedding! I do not know where she finds the energy!
During the summer, Eileen contacted me about some camouflage knit fabric. She wanted to make curtains for an ROTC unit. Since this was a knit fabric I tried to discourage Eileen from this project because after a few months I believed they would stretch out of shape. Being the inventive person she is, she departed from the "normal" way of making curtains. She made several small curtains, used no weights in the bottom, no buckram in the top. In her own words, it was 'Quick and Dirty". The commander and the ROTC were thrilled with the curtains. Here is the picture for her "knit" curtains.
Currently, Eileen is sewing outfits for a wedding that is scheduled on July 27, 2008. Hopefully she will be able to finish the Mother of the Groom's dress in time of the wedding. I helped her pick a lovely fabric with embroidered dragonflies on it.
While Eileen is preparing for this wedding, I received an email last year from Kate whose mother made her wedding dress. I was thrilled that she had the time to share her thoughts with us. I kept her email because I wanted to share her thoughts with you!
"Hello, I purchased some of your silk shantung fabric for my
> wedding dress last spring. My mother made the dress
> - it was fabulous! The
> fabric was so beautiful, my simple design never would have turned out
> had it not been such perfect quality, thank you! Everyone loved the
> dress, and our photographer thought it was the best she'd seen all
> year. You can see a picture of the dress online, as our wedding was
> recently featured in a Seattle bridal magazine. The link is below.
> Thank you! Kate Kappel Haba
I was unable to download the pictures, but if you would like to see the lovely pictures you may check at Bride & Groom. Kate's wedding was absolutely joyful. It was a beautiful dress and wedding!
As you can see, all of our customers are talented people and we learn a great deal from them. If you would like to see more, please check out the photo gallery!