First of all, I want to say that I'm new to the Gothic Lolita (and the egl LJ) community and after many years of research, I finally feel like I'm ready to take the plunge. I've also been sewing my own clothes for years, and I think I'm finally ready to sew my first dress or skirt. However, I've been having a hard time finding great fabric, especially great cotton fabric and prints and high quality lace. I've been to my local sewing stores (e.g. Joanne's and such), but a lot of their fabric and prints look like something a country-style Grandma would make. In addition, their lace collection leaves something to be desired.
And so I've tried online, specifically e-bay, and I've run into the same problem. (plus, I've never realized there were so many different types of Hannah Montana prints! YIKES!) And a lot of it is quilting material and only available in fat quarters, which is not helpful at all.
So please, EGL and sewing vets, does anyone know of any good (and relatively inexpensive) places online to buy cute Lolita fabric (prints and solids)? Links would be absolutely fabulous and most helpful! Thank you so much. ^^
~ The Tokyo Cinderella