I must first tell you all the only thing I knew of Banksville Fabrics was that they were often used by designers featured in Threads. So the name was not unfamiliar. What I didn't know is that they are a "swatching service" as opposed to an on-line fabric e-tailer. For ten dollars you sign up and that entitles you to 36 swatches. You can e-mail, fax, or phone them about your request. They prefer phone calls. When you call, you get either the wonderful Margo or the equally special Lori. I dealt with Margo and she was just as excited about my project as I was. She was in no hurry to get me off the phone. We talked about my project, the pattern, the colors, what I didn't want, what I did want, the linings, etc. I got the feeling she knew exactly what I wanted and was so excited to go pick fabrics for me. Today I received my swatches.
It is so good to know I have choices. So now I am on my way to make my Chanel jacket. I will definitely be asking for help and have joined the Go Chanel or Go Home blog for additional support. I love doing handwork so this should be right up my alley and I am looking forward to all the stitching. Next step is to buy my fabric, finish tracing the pattern and get it back where it belongs, and make a muslin. I'm excited....Bunny