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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    I’m making a junior bridesmaid dress and bow tie soon and am currently sourcing fabric swatches. I need to match a periwinkle (Pantone 15-3919). Tell me your go-to fabric stores, please! I’ve already done mood and farmhouse fabrics but still feel like I haven’t found “the one” yet.

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    Profile photo of rebeccarebecca @rebecca

    I haven’t purchased directly, by my mentor (Lynda Maynard) suggests Sarah Veblen’s store for any fabrics that need an exact color on any weave of silk. (You may not be looking for silk, of course). She can match the color into any type of silk. Here’s the site, in case it works for you: http://www.sarahveblen.com/silks.php

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    P.S. Here’s a note on her site:

    Color Matching Service

    Send me a small swatch of your fashion fabric, and I’m happy to pick out the best color match for you. If I have a question about which shade to choose, I’ll email and ask you before I order.

    Mail swatch to:
    Sarah Veblen
    15 Cross Falls Cir.
    Sparks, MD 21152

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    Profile photo of sahmcoloradosahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    Honestly, I always find formal dress fabrics at JoAnn.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    Hmm, sounds like you need a trip to NYC! Actually, you could try calling the Fashion Directory, which is a free service. It’s a great resource: http://garmentdistrict.nyc/fashion/fashion-directory/

    I hope that helps!

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    Profile photo of AddieAddie @lotuspeachblog

    I bought my dupioni silk bridesmaid dress fabrics (in person but you can buy swatches) from here: https://www.thaisilks.com

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I ended up ordering a bundle of swatches from lots of places. This is the fabric we decided on.http://shop.farmhousefabrics.com/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=515812271655158&Store_id=198&page_id=23&Item_ID=30350&Name=Periwinkle-Blue-Silk-Batiste,-52
    Now to get to planning….

    And, yes Liesl! That would have been ideal! My mom actually hit up mood in person for me on a recent trip but came up ‘not quite right’. If only she would have had more time!

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’m so glad you found what you needed! The people are Farmhouse are lovely.

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    True story! They were super helpful over the phone, sent me big enough swatches to judge the hand, held my yardage for 24hours while I talked to the bride. It wasn’t my first time doing business with them but certainly my first being so needy!

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