These arrived yesterday, and I can't wait to get started!
There's only one problem, though. Finding the time! ^lol^
These are designer cottons bought online, from a US-based shop. You might think they're expensive, but the cost per meter (converted from yard just for comparison purpose) came up to an average of about RM50/meter. Postage included, mind you.
Go anywhere in Malaysia, find the same fabric (imported, designer American cotton), and you'll find that most places sell them for no less than RM55 per meter. And this was before GST, hah! Limited choices too, I may say.
You may still think that RM50 per meter is still too steep a price to pay for cottons. Well, this is a matter of preference, in my opinion. I don't mind paying slightly higher for quality. I've made a few pieces of outfits for my daughter from this material. They're durable, which makes them highly suitable for kids clothing; the colors don't fade much even after frequent washing and drying outdoor (under tropical, Miri sun, if you only know how hot that can be!) and the fabric becomes softer and comfier after frequent use. Yes, they wrinkle a lot initially, which makes ironing necessary (if you really care) but after 4-5 washes, they don't wrinkle as bad and you can forget about ironing.
Did I say 'I can't wait to get started on these' yet?