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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Online fabric dictionary with photos

Just found: a really great online fabric dictionary with fabric photos. Need to know what drill, faille, or gauze looks like? Check this website out:

Fabric Photo-Dictionary Power Sewing

The Fabric Photo-Dictionary is a collection of pictures and definitions for Fabric types.

And speaking of faille fabric, this gorgeous vintage 1940s faille fabric with roses and paisley was just added to Revival Fabrics website.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

EVENT: Designers Needed for Boston Fashion Week

If you have an upcoming fashion, design, textile, antique or vintage event drop me an email. I'll post it here on the blog, Revival Fabrics Facebook and Revival Fabrics Twitter.

Here's an event for Boston designers

EVENT: Designers wanted for Boston Fashion Week

High Fashion Emerging Designers Wanted for Fashion Week Show: The Emerging Trends 2010 for Boston Fashion Week promises to bring the best Euro chic designers to the Boston market. In the last two years, we have worked with over 25 international and national designers, major sponsors, buyers and press and 30 photographers from Boston and New York giving extensive opportunity for emerging designers to shine. Spots are limited and we book months in advance. At the show, you will receive all models, hair, makeup, video clips, photos, buyers contact and networking opportunity at one of the biggest and prestigious shows in Boston. Over 600 fashion forward individuals come to our show and our designers are promoted to over 200k people via online and offline marketing.

For more info about our past show, please visit: or our promo video from last year:

About Us:
The SYNERGY Events ( uses very unique online and offline marketing strategies to produce themed events in both Boston and New York City, which have been covered by Boston Globe, Fashion Boston, Boston Common, Improper Bostonian, Boston Magazine & many other online and print publications. These special events present known, and soon to be talents with a great opportunity to introduce their exceptional work, while networking and enjoying other talents from around the world.

Contact Us:
Please send all contact details with your portfolio to:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Have an upcoming fashion, design, textile, antique or vintage event?

If you have an upcoming fashion, design, textile, antique or vintage event drop me an email. I'll post it here on Revival Fabrics blog.

Thanks! Nan

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Answer to the Win This Vintage Fabric Contest

The name of the red and white 1960s vintage fabric is:

"Whipped Creme" and also known as "Whipped Cream"

So called because the fabric has a subtle ripply, crepe appearance similar to whipped cream.

Thanks to entrants for entering the contest.

On Monday the fabric will be added to the website. More fun contests in the future!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Win a Vintage Fabric Contest Still On!

The contest to win the red and white polka dot vintage 1960s fabric is still on until tonight at 11:59 p.m.

I'll reveal the correct answer tomorrow, Saturday morning, if there isn't a winner.

TODAY'S HINT: the fabric name is two words. The first word starts with a "w"

Good luck! Let's have a winner!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Can You Name This Vintage Fabric? Win It! Hurry!

Join in a fun contest to win a vintage fabric valued at $59

Do you know what this type of fabric was named in the 1960s?

Name this vintage non-stretch, fluidly draping polyester red and white polka dot fabric by Friday, June 4 and you win it! All three yards of it.

Leave your answer here, or over at Revival Fabrics Facebook page. If you are the first person to answer correctly by Friday 11:59 p.m., you win the fabric with shipping included.

Here are some hints:

* the name is a food that is sweet and yummy
* the fabric has a subtle crepe appearance
* its a fabric from the 1960s - 1970s
* a garment weight fabric

Game on!