Two City Fabric Tour + What Do You Look For In A Dress?

A new collection from Fashion Not Fear is in the making. I am currently in the planning stage, so nothing has actually been made yet. As a matter of fact, the only things done is deciding on a color scheme and simple sketches of some ideas.

Fashion not fear sketch

With these two pieces in mind, it was time to get some fabric ideas. My love of travel means I would do anything to do a road trip. Austin and Houston would be good placing to source fabric. Sounded like it was time for a fabric road trip!

Austin was first up. Although, I’ve spent many days and nights in Austin, this would be my first time looking for fabric. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get there from my home. So, it is the perfect distance to do ANYTHING and come back the same day. Honestly, my fiancé and I are good for hitting up happy hour or taking our bikes to ride around downtown.

Even though this was my first time looking, I knew exactly which store I wanted to go to. I follow this store on IG. They seemed to offer unique options. Let’s go!

We hit the road early, ate at our favorite poke restaurant and headed out. My Google search and Maps apps both said the store was closed but I prayed it was a mistake.

It wasn’t.

After checking out a few more stores; it was time to move around.

Next up…Houston. As soon as I entered H-town, I found some hot spots.

Luckily, I was successful in finding fabric, trimmings, and fabric basics so the Houston trip was definitely a success.

The collection is something I’m already proud of. I am aiming for each piece to have the feminine details that make us feel pretty that we all love.

Everyone likes something different when it comes to girly, dresses. What are some feminine details you like to see in a dress?? Is it lace, chiffon, floral patterns, shoulders out, a certain fit or front split?? What is it?

Let’s talk. Let me know in the comments what you look for in a dress??

Stay Fearless 💋