Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fall + Winter Fabric Collection Inspiration

Last week I shared a round-up of our fall/winter fabrics. I thought it would be fun to show you some inspiration behind the selection of fabrics in the shop. Since Blackbird is a small shop and I can’t buy everything that I want (waaah), I try to do my sourcing with a general direction in mind. I am of course then inspired by the fabrics and what is available to me, and I develop a more clear vision of how I want to curate for the shop during that season. I felt particularly inspired this season!

So what is the general feel for this season? I briefly touched on this in the last post; the vibe is heavy on the bohemian, with some modern, classic, and cozy mixed in. Lush coatings and knits, beautiful boho prints, geometrics, and some great classic solids. I’m very into the shibori trend so I had to mix some of that in. I love all the warm tones: oxblood, orange, mustard, brown. There is also lots of navy in this season’s fabrics because I think navy is the new black – it’s so chic and easy to wear! All of the above will mix great with denim too.

I put together these fun graphics to show you my fashion inspiration for the season and how that translates into my fabric choices for the shop!

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fabrics: navy tencel twill / paisley print poly crepe / mustard ponte knit / wine dot shirting

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New Arrivals: Fall + Winter Fabrics

Want to see our new fabric collection? I’m going to start sharing our newest shop additions on the blog as they arrive. Since this is the first time I share new fabrics here, I figure it’s a good time to catch you up on all of our fall & winter goodies. A select few of these are already sold out, but I still want to show you because I am restocking and they will be available again within a week or so!

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves – all photos are linked to the fabric listing in the shop. Brace yourself for some fabric porn.

Viscose Poplin

 

Polyester Crepe

 

Cottons

 

Knits

 

Tencel Twill

 

Coatings, Boucles, Jacquard

 

The vibe this season is heavy on the boho, with lots of orange, wine, navy, and blue. I’m excited that I am able to add new solids like our tencel twill (perfect for a dress or trousers!), and our ponte knit. There are restocks coming soon, including tencel denims. Plus more amazing new prints that I can’t wait to show you in a few weeks.

Thoughts on what is to come: I am hoping to be able to source some great performance fabrics (I’m inspired by Sewaholic’s Vancouver Collection!). More striped bamboo knits are also in the works, and possibly some knit solids that would work great for t-shirts and leggings.

Any questions? Requests? I’d love to know what you’re looking for. Happy Friday, fabric lovers!