Those of us who sew doll clothes work with small pieces of fabric. Not exactly scraps, but fat quarters, strips and margins of larger fabric pieces. When you have a half yard or more, you can stash some of it for another dress later. Maybe you can squeeze two dresses into a half yard and there is still enough for a shirt, a lining or capris. But eventually you are left with unusable scraps. Pretty scraps, but only the very thrifty will put these to use.
Most of the time, this inevitable using up of our stash is okay. It actually feels good. After all, that is what a stash is for. Right?
Not always. There are always some things we want to both use and hang on to. Those favorite fabrics. The ones you are torn about using and torn about not using.
Today I used the last of one of my favorite fabrics. I bought it a while back. Maybe even as long ago as five years ago. A clean white cotton with bright yellow, red and pink cherries splashed across it. Yes it made a sweet dress. But what I have left could barely be a lining.
There's always the hope that there might be more. Somewhere.
There are a few places you can check, but you will need to check the selvedge to find the exact name of your fabric.
Etsy, a search in the supplies section
Ebay. You can also set eBay up to save your search and email you when items that match are listed.
Quiltshops, will search over a hundred online quilt shops. I've had very good luck with this.
But sometimes, the fabric is gone, everywhere. It wasn't just my favorite fabric, but many people's favorite fabric.