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Guest Post: The Fabric Market

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Hi! I’m Caitlin. I will be your guide on this magical tour of TheFabricMarket.com.

First off I wanted to thank Madalynne for giving us the opportunity to guest post on her blog!

I’m sure you are wondering, what is The Fabric Market all about? Well, TheFabricMarket.com is brought to you by F&M Fabrics 2954 Niles St. Bakersfield Ca. 93306. Floarea & Marcel (F&M) had been selling fabrics in California flea markets for over 10 years before opening their first tiny shoe box of a store in 1995. In 2001 they moved to their current 18,000 sq ft Niles St. facility & are now literally, bursting at the seams! Seriously, the building is stocked from floor to ceiling with fabrics! They needed help…TheFabricMarket.com to the rescue! The Fabric Market was brought to life by Floarea & Marcel’s son Dragos, and blends the traditional family business values with the demand for a fast paced customer service driven e-commerce store.

Who’s Who



One of a Kind Inventory

Many of the fabrics we carry are one of a kind and cannot be reordered, so snatch it up while you see it or it might be gone the next time you look! It can also difficult to keep up with the dynamic nature of our in-store sales, which means online quantities may not always correspond with actual availability. We will contact you prior to filling your order, if this happens. Here’s just a taste of our HUGE inventory!


 Create This Look!

Sparking Your Creativity!
I am super excited to tell you about our latest campaign! Create This Look was inspired by some posts I saw on Pinterest. A few years ago, a blogger posted collages using an inspiration dress (usually from ModCloth), a pattern and fabric (from various sources). This inspired me to do something similar, but instead I use fabric exclusively from TheFabricMarket.com. I started out posting one look a day but, soon discovered that if I continued at that pace I would run out of inspiration looks. I have since cut back to one a week. Below are the dresses I have posted so far, including this week’s.

Looks So Far:

All of the fabric swatches you see are actual fabric from our inventory and we hope they will inspire you to create some of these amazing looks. As you can imagine, it can be difficult to find the exact same fabric. In some cases we have found the same print just in a different color or just a very similar print.
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This Weeks Look!

This weeks look is perfect for all sewing levels. Especially for beginners. It is inspired by “Cheers On The Cape Dress” from ModCloth.

CreateThis_6JSTP-007The pattern has several different versions, but view D seems to match the inspiration dress the best. I also think View E & F would look really cool with this fabric.

The fabric I choose is a super soft cotton jersey/spandex stripe. The stripe runs across the width of the fabric, so the stripes should be horizontal when you cut it out. I really like the combination of Charcoal, Grey, and Coral this stripe uses.


Alright! Now this is where you come in.

  1. Pick a look.
  2. Bring it to life.
  3. Post pictures of yourself wearing your creations on our Blog & Facebook!
  4. Spread the word!

Be sure to sign up on our mailing list, follow us on Pinterest, Blog, & Facebook to keep up with the latest looks & to get exclusive deals.

Again, Thank You Madalynne for this awesome opportunity to share our message with all of her amazing followers!


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    Fantastic ideas!! I love the help with visualizing RTW as personal sewing projects. Maddie, I know you’re already making lingerie inspired by Pinterest finds– what if you (and/or me/anyone else) applied the “create this look” concept to bra-making? That is, showing people where to find the materials to re-create RTW lingerie, using available patterns, and supported by blog posts??

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