Req help to find fabric

Appreciate any help to find fabric with " vintage baseball" look and
drape. I have googled for hours with variety of fabric descriptions
such as red pin stripe, baseball, vintage, red stripe, etc.
Orig uniforms worn by adults in 1900's were heavy cotton wool, don't
need to match the original fabric, just the "look" of the antique
uniform for little ones.
Prefer white/off white with the tiny RED stripe (trying to make the
baseball uniform generic for children).
I have a photography studio and to purchase similar uniforms for
little ones they are $175. EACH. As I need a variety of sizes for our
little models coming for portraits, it would cost me about $1,100.00
for six uniforms, three girls, three boys..
Thanks for your time and any helpful suggestions.
Reply to
SandeeK
Are you planning on making these yourself? Your time is worth *something*, and a professional sewist will charge $20-$40(or more)/per hour, PLUS the cost of fabric and notions!
You might search for "ticking"
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HTH,
Beverly
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BEI Design
Sandee, where are you located? I suggest you make friends with an interior designer who will let you order fabrics through her. "To the Trade" fabric showrooms have an unbelievable wealth of fabrics that designers special order from hundreds of thousands of swatches, and they have just about anything you can imagine, I'm sure you could find something there if you could just get access. I'm a designer in Charlotte, NC and I know I could help you if you were local. It's not just silk and chintz -- there are fabulous faux furs, wools, matelasse, etc. and many of them would work beautifully for garments. So if you have used a designer to decorate your home, call in a favor and ask him or her to help you find the fabric! Just don't tell the fabric showroom that's what you're doing -- they can be pretty snooty about do-it-yourselfers in the name of protecting their designer clients. Good luck.
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sewfine
Sandee, where are you located? I suggest you make friends with an interior designer who will let you order fabrics through her. "To the Trade" fabric showrooms have an unbelievable wealth of fabrics that designers special order from hundreds of thousands of swatches, and they have just about anything you can imagine, I'm sure you could find something there if you could just get access. I'm a designer in Charlotte, NC and I know I could help you if you were local. It's not just silk and chintz -- there are fabulous faux furs, wools, matelasse, etc. and many of them would work beautifully for garments. So if you have used a designer to decorate your home, call in a favor and ask him or her to help you find the fabric! Just don't tell the fabric showroom that's what you're doing -- they can be pretty snooty about do-it-yourselfers in the name of protecting their designer clients. Good luck.
Thank you, I'm in FL and will contact the decorator fabric store here.
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SandeeK
hi Sandee , I live in southern france and i have seen a lot of the type of material here , and at least here it isn't a fortune. They use almost exclusively a natural and thick cream cloth with different motifs in red for embroidery here and kitchen towels etc. I know it seems weird to mention this but i thought maybe it could help in your search since everything is so globalized now. perhaps you could google it and perhaps find a mail order catalog ? good luck stephanee
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froggie lover
froggie lover a écrit :
I have been looking for a supplier of Basque or Catalan fabric here in SW France if you know of anyone near you in southern france I would be grateful if you could help Stephanee. Thanks
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I have had the same problem, I went ahead and made them of a natural flannel with red stripping around and i currently sell them on ebay. I have also googled for hours. I did find the fabric at Yarrington mills corp. there is a catch tho, you have to buy 55 yards in order to get it. And you have to have a business. I am sure the shipping charge would be very high. It also takes 2 weeks. I hope this helps, and if any one has found it, Please let me know. Terilyn -------------------------------------
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Did you ever find the fabric? I need to make vintage looking baseball uniforms.And would love any source that you found. -------------------------------------
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