Fabric-a-brac creations

It’s been a while, but we’re back with another round-up of what everyone has been making with Fabric-a-brac finds! Ready to get inspired? Here we go….

Fine Feathered Friends dress by The Dreamstress

First up – the Dreamstress made a beautiful dress using feather printed fabric from Fabric-a-brac in Palmerston North.

Befeathered Belcarra top  by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

Befeathered Belcarra top by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

No, you’re not seeing things – Crazy Gypsy Chronicles bought the same feather printed fabric, also from the Palmerston North Fabric-a-brac, and made a Belcarra top in it!

La Sylphide dress by The Curious Kiwi

Isn’t this a gorgeous dress? Made by The Curious Kiwi, using a silk twill from the Wellington Fabric-a-brac event.

Mushrooms dress by Ruby Dust

Mushrooms dress by Ruby Dust

A dress with mushrooms on it! How fun is that?! Made using Wellington Fabric-a-brac fabric, by Ruby Dust.

The Well Composed Dress by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

The Well Composed Dress by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

Speaking of fun fabric – isn’t this a great mix of prints by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki? (The spotted print on the top is a Fabric-a-brac find.)

Pinky Bar Cressida dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

This one is keeping things in New Zealand – a dress made by Modern Vintage Cupcakes, using fabric from Fabric-a-brac Wellington, and a pattern by a Dunedin designer.

Summer dress by Nikkis Stitches

Perfect for summer (if the warm weather comes back?!?) is this pretty sundress made by Nikkis Stitches, using Fabric-a-brac fabric.

Parakeet in a Pohutukawa Tree dress by The Dreamstress

Parakeet in a Pohutukawa Tree dress by The Dreamstress

And to round out todays creations round-up, here’s another bird themed dress – parakeet fabric from Wellington Fabric-a-brac! Made into a lovely sundress by The Dreamstress.

So there we have it – lots of great creations made using Fabric-a-brac finds!

Have you made something using a Fabric-a-brac find? We’d love to see it! Email macska at gmail dot com with a link to a blog post or a photo and some info about your creation, and we’ll include it in the next creations round-up post. 🙂

Your Fabric-a-brac creations

Another month, so it’s time for another round-up of things people have been making using Fabric-a-brac finds! Are you ready? Here we go…!

Bubble Tea by Laulipop NZ

Bubble Tea by Laulipop NZ

A cute top covered in spots from Laulipop NZ.

Finding Flamingos shirt by Crafty Mermaid

Finding Flamingos shirt by Crafty Mermaid

A shirt covered in flamingos (!) by Crafty Mermaid.

The 'Some Things Are Black & White' jacket by The Dreamstress

The ‘Some Things Are Black & White’ jacket by The Dreamstress

A stylish black and white roll collar jacket from The Dreamstress.

A Cordova jacket by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

A Cordova jacket by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

Another jacket, this time in a gorgeous plaid, by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles.

Gabriola skirt by Nikki's Stitches

Gabriola skirt by Nikki’s Stitches

A lovely long maxi skirt from Nikki’s Stitches.

Southern Plaid top by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Southern Plaid top by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

And last in our round-up today, a cute plaid tshirt by Modern Vintage Cupcakes.

Have you made something using a Fabric-a-brac find? We’d love to see it! Send through a photo to us at fabricabracwgtn @ gmail dot com, or post a link to a blog post below.

Fabric-a-brac creations

Time for another round-up of pretty creations made from Fabric-a-brac finds! Ready to get inspired? Here we go…

The Week of Nights Blues dress by Two Random Words

The Week of Nights Blues dress by Two Random Words

A cute collared dress by Two Random Words, made with polka dot fabric from Fabric-a-Brac.

Plaid Watson jacket by Offgrid Chic

Plaid Watson jacket by Offgrid Chic

How amazing is this?! A plaid jacket by Offgrid Chic, using the Watson pattern by Papercut (keeping it local with a New Zealand designer!). Made using fabric from Fabric-a-brac.

Purple Laurel dress by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

Purple Laurel dress by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

A super cute shift dress using a retro-print fabric from Fabric-a-brac, by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki.

Gabrianna dress by Nikki's Stitches

Gabrianna dress by Nikki’s Stitches

Another retro-type print, this time a long dress in a pink and green Fabric-a-brac find, by Nikki’s Stitches.

Copycat Beignet skirt by Making It Well

Copycat Beignet skirt by Making It Well

This lovely wool came from Fabric-a-brac, and was used by Making It Well to make a gorgeous wardrobe-staple skirt.

Ballerina Moment dress by The Dreamstress

Ballerina Moment dress by The Dreamstress

Moving from wardrobe staples to special moments, here’s a beautiful ballerina inspired dress by The Dreamstress. (With some of the fabric coming from Fabric-a-brac, of course!)

70's wrap skirt by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

70’s wrap skirt by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

And to round off today’s Fabric-a-brac creations round-up, here’s another vintage style number. This one sees both a vintage pattern and fabric from Fabric-a-brac coming together to make a wrap skirt over on Modern Vintage Cupcakes.

Yay for more pretty creations with Fabric-a-brac finds! Which one is your favourite?

Have you made something using a find from Fabric-a-brac? We’d love to see it! Drop us a line: fabricabracwtgn@gmail.com

Fabric-a-brac creations

Guess what folks? It’s time for another round-up of things you’ve made using Fabric-a-brac finds! Yay!

Are you ready? There’s some pretty awesome creations to be seen! Here goes….

A-line skirt by Crafty Mermaid

A-line skirt by Crafty Mermaid

How fabulously fun and retro is this skirt? Made in a Fabric-a-brac fabric find by Crafty Mermaid. (Lucky she found that fabric before I did, or it would have gone home with me. It’s fabulous!)

Owls Gillian wrap dress by Two Random Words

Owls Gillian wrap dress by Two Random Words

Oh yeah, this dress has owls all over it! Fabric found at one of the Wellington Fabric-a-bracs, and made up by Two Random Words. (Keeping it local, the pattern is also by a New Zealander – the Gillian wrap dress pattern from Muse Patterns.)

Purple Rain La Sylphide dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Purple Rain La Sylphide dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

A purple and black tiny houndstooth found at a Wellington Fabric-a-brac feature on this dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes. (Keeping in with the New Zealand patterns theme, this one is the La Sylphide dress by Papercut Patterns.)

Circley Tiramisu dress by Ruby Dust

Circley Tiramisu dress by Ruby Dust

This pretty and colourful dress is made by Ruby Dust – the circle print fabric came from Fabric-a-brac. (For the pattern this time, we’re jumping across the ditch – it’s by Australian label Cake Patterns.)

Princess Pink by helencloke

Princess Pink by helencloke

How adorable is this?!? A pink princess dress – the lycra used for a lot of it came from Fabric-a-brac, and the dress was made by helencloke.

Mid-19th Century drawers by The Dreamstress

Mid-19th Century drawers by The Dreamstress

And to round off today’s round-up, we’re taking a step back in time with The Dreamstress, who made this pair of mid-19th century drawers out of fabric found at, you guessed it, Fabric-a-brac!

Have you made something using goodies you found at a Fabric-a-brac? Want to share it with the world in one of the creation round-up posts? Tell us about it so we can include you! Either send us a link to a blog post about it, or just send through a picture and a couple of details.

Happy sewing!

Fabric-a-brac creations

Guess what, Fabric-a-brac lovers? It’s time for another round-up of creations made from Fabric-a-brac finds! Check out these gorgeous things that some talented people have made with treasures they found at a Fabric-a-brac event……

Le Wise La Sylphide by The Curious Kiwi

Le Wise La Sylphide by The Curious Kiwi

Here’s a very “New Zealand” dress from The Curious Kiwi – the pattern is the La Sylphide by Nelson-based designer Papercut patterns, the photography is lovely, scenic NZ beach, and the buttons are from a Wellington Fabric-a-brac event.

Eye of the Tiger dress from Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

Eye of the Tiger dress from Crazy Gypsy Chronicles

Rrrawwwwrrr!!! From owls to tigers, this lovely maxi dress was made by Crazy Gypsy Chronicles using a pixelated tiger-print fabric found at Fabric-a-brac. (Seriously folks, where else would you find something as awesomely crazy as pixelated tiger-print fabric? Only at Fabric-a-brac!)

Gold lurex dress from Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

Gold lurex dress from Adventures of a Girl from the Naki

From one crazy-amazing fabric to another, here’s a stunning gold lurex dress (fabric from Fabric-a-brac, of course!) made by Adventures of a Girl from the Naki.

Floral Forties dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Floral Forties dress by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Heading into a different part of the colour wheel, Modern Vintage Cupcakes used Fabric-a-brac find of a length of vintage blue floral fabric to make up a dress from a re-released 1940’s dress pattern. (Vintage fabric, vintage pattern – seems rather appropriate, does it not?)

Modern Red Riding Hood Cape from The Dreamstress

Modern Red Riding Hood Cape from The Dreamstress

Moving on from dresses, here’s something a bit different – a cape! Made by The Dreamstress, and lined in a gorgeous scarlet viscose jacquard found at (you guessed it!) Fabric-a-brac.

Vintage Cushions from Sewing Down Under

Vintage Cushions from Sewing Down Under

And rounding off this round-up of creations from Fabric-a-brac finds are these super pretty cushion, made by Sewing Down Under, using doileys and a green scarf from Fabric-a-brac.

Oooh, don’t all those pretty things just make you want to go and get crafting?!!

Have you made something using Fabric-a-brac finds? Want to share it on here? Either leave a link to a blog post in a comment below, or email details (either a link to a blog post, or if you don’t blog, an image and details of what you made) to macska at gmail dot com to get added into the next creations round-up.

Happy crafting, everyone!

Fabric-a-brac creations

Hey there everyone. Are you ready to see some more gorgeous things that people have made using Fabric-a-brac finds? Here we go! Click on the images or the links to head to the creator’s blog posts to find out more details about their creations.

Flossie FT made this gorgeous floral version of the famous Walkaway dress using a floral curtain (!!) she found at Fabric-a-brac.

 

 

 

 

Two Random Words used this red and black knit she found at Fabric-a-brac to make up the new Colette Moneta dress.

 

 

Modern Vintage Cupcakes went all New Zealand-sourced and made up Papercut’s La Sylphide peplum top in a ladybird cotton found at Fabric-a-brac. (For those who don’t know Papercut patterns, they’re an indie pattern company based in Nelson.)

 

 

Oh My Hat used this gorgeous owl fabric she found at Fabric-a-brac to make up the Staple Dress by April Rhodes.

 

 

Laulipop NZ was doing a bit of procrastinating and decided to make up a new bag, using some grey fabric from Fabric-a-brac for the lining. (Seems like pretty constructive procrastination, doesn’t it?!)

 

 

The Dreamstress rounds out today’s Fabric-a-brac creations list, with a smock made from a Fabric-a-brac find, and a lovely fairy story told through photography and her blog post.

 

 

Have you made something using fabric (or notions or a pattern or…) that you found at Fabric-a-brac? We’d love to see it! Email macska at gmail dot com with either a link to a blog post about your creation or a photo and details of what you made (if you don’t have a blog) and we’ll include it in a future Fabric-a-brac creations round-up.

Fabric-a-brac creations

Hey there folks! Guess what? It’s time for another show-and-tell of pretty things you’ve all made from purchases at Fabric-a-brac!

Are you ready? Here goes….

Spotty Not Quite Nautical dress - The Dreamstress

Spotty Not Quite Nautical dress – The Dreamstress

This rather stunning 1930’s style spotted dress, from The Dreamstress, was made using blue-and-white spotted rayon from Fabric-a-brac.

Home Sewn Icebreaker Jacket - Sewing Down Under

Home Sewn Icebreaker Jacket – Sewing Down Under

For those colder days, here’s a cozy Icebreaker-style jacket, made by Sewing Down Under using merino from Fabric-a-brac.

Monochrome Cushion Cover - Oliphant Kat

Monochrome Cushion Cover – Oliphant Kat

It’s not all about clothes, you know! Here’s a cute cushion cover made by Oliphant Kat, using a black and white cotton knit she found at a Sydney Fabric-a-brac.

Floral Dream dress - Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Floral Dream dress – Modern Vintage Cupcakes

This floral wrap dress was made by Modern Vintage Cupcakes, using vintage viyella from a Wellington Fabric-a-brac.

Floral Lampshade - Sent From My iRon

Floral Lampshade – Sent From My iRon

Back to the home furnishings, here’s a pretty floral lampshade, from Sent From My iRon, made using a Fabric-a-brac fabric find.

Floral Dress - Josie

Floral Dress – Josie

And rounding out our creations collection today is this pretty floral shift dress, made by Fabric-a-brac founder, Josie! (Doesn’t she look fab?!!)

Have you made something using things found at Fabric-a-brac? We’d love to hear about it, to include in future round-ups! Feel free to include a link to a blog post about a creation in the comments below, or email links or images through to macska at gmail dot com.

Fabric-a-brac creations

After every Fabric-a-brac, hoardes of crafty people leave happily, cradling bundles of fabric, patterns and notions, taking them to new homes where they’ll be loved.

But what happens to that fabric after that? Where do those patterns go? Do the notions ever see the light of day again??

Well, it’s time to find out! This is the start of a series, delving deep to uncover what’s been made with Fabric-a-brac finds.

Owl patterned tee by The Dreamstress

Owl patterned tee by The Dreamstress

Isn’t this owl patterned tee fabulous? It’s one of a trilogy of tees made using Fabric-a-brac fabrics, by the Dreamstress.

Tartan bag by Flossie FT

Tartan bag by Flossie FT

This super-cute bag made by Flossie FT includes includes both handles and lining fabric found at Fabric-a-brac.

Cordova jacket by Sewist Stitch

Cordova jacket by Sewist Stitch


Here’s a super-cute jacket, made using Fabric-a-brac fabric by Sewist Stitch.

1960's dress by Trees

1960’s dress by Trees

Feel like going back in time? Trees made this pretty dress using a vintage 1960’s pattern, out of fabric she scored at Fabric-a-brac.

Strangers UFO jacket by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Strangers UFO jacket by Modern Vintage Cupcakes

Following on with the shades-of-green, the Strangers UFO jacket was made from a mystery uncompleted project found at Fabric-a-brac by Modern Vintage Cupcakes.

Jumpsuit by Miriam

Jumpsuit by Miriam


This super funky jumpsuit is (surprise, surprise!) made from a Fabric-a-brac fabric find, by Miriam.

Dress by Verena

Dress by Verena


And this fabulous green dress is by Verena, also made out of Fabric-a-brac fabric.

Aren’t they all fantastic?!? Are they getting you inspired to come along to the next Fabric-a-brac and make things?

What have you made from Fabric-a-brac finds? Want your creations featured in a future post? Either post a link to a blog post about them below or send details and a photo to macska (at) gmail (dot) com.