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Finally, Fabric!

July 27, 2014

Thai Silks

I knew it was here somewhere, just a matter of hunting it down, but once we found shops with fabric, they were everywhere. In Bangkok there are streets filled with tailor shops willing to make suits, sport coats, and pants out of gorgeous lightweight wool, cashmere and linen. Custom fitted shirts can also be made out of beautiful shirting fabric. Not exactly inexpensive, but certainly less than you would pay in the US.

Tailor Shop

Since Fitz needed a wardrobe update (he is either shrinking or losing weight) he had some things made. It took a few trips for measurements, first fitting, and final fitting but he ended up with some great looking clothes.

Ladies silks were everywhere too, once we knew where to look. There are some pretty fabulous shopping malls here and the silk shops all seem to be located inside. I saw some beautiful handmade silk jackets in one shop but they didn’t allow photos, this shop, however, didn’t seem to mind.

More Thai Silks

We went to Singapore for a few days and found even more fabric there! There is a street called Arab Street, which has rows and rows of Turkish shops carrying more silk, and cotton fabrics. Lots of rug shops available here too, if you need some beautiful floor coverings.

Arab St. Fabric

We were even able to find a quilt shop in Singapore called Quilts and Friends, a great little shop owned by Brigette Lee. She was in the middle of teaching a class when we arrived but was gracious enough to take a break and show us around her wonderful shop. I was hoping to purchase some local fabric but Brigette explained that there were no fabric designers in Singapore so the majority of her fabrics were from American and Japanese companies.

Quilts and Friends

 

All in all, a pretty good variety of beautiful fabrics!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jan Marshall permalink
    July 27, 2014 9:41 am

    Gorgeous!! Are you shipping some home??

  2. July 27, 2014 9:49 am

    Jan, no, most of the fabrics are silks and there were so many I couldn’t decide since I don’t have a project needing silks right now. I left plenty for you though!

  3. Sylvia permalink
    January 11, 2016 9:11 am

    Dear Sandy, the fabrics look amazing. Can you tell me where this store is located in Bangkok? Do you remember the name of the street? Thanks so much.

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