25th January 2013: Fabrics bought I went on my first trip to a fabric shop today. The one I went to is called Abakhan, which I'd heard a lot of great things about and after seeing it today I can say it really is. I was able to buy everything I need for Silica's outer coat and skirt things.
The red is something called Drill and is exactly as I imagined them looking and feeling, even though I didn't know the name of this material before today. The yellow is very similar and it's called Velour Wool. I think the tags said they're both a combination of cotton and polyester. I think the colours look pretty accurate and they look great together. For sewing them together I was also able to get a yellow thread which is almost exactly the same shade.
I also bought a couple of small buckles, for the little one she has on her sock.
Now I just need to find a way to make the pictures I took smaller so I can show them.