Oh, dear! It's been 2.5 months since I last posted... We went on holiday and I got out of the habit of reading blogs which somehow translated also into not writing... Funny how in some things I am such a creature of habit. Last week it finally bubbled to the top, the realization that I hadn't seen in a while what people were making. I took a peek at my Google Reader and it nearly crashed! 2000+ unread posts it said, yikes! You are an active bunch! It obviously took several days for me to go through all the posts and I saw lots of great things you've all made. Wow, no wonder I was missing it: the inspiration, the motivation, the activity.
Fabric acquisitions this summer!
My sister was in Paris for a workshop, and I took the train down to meet with her for the weekend. We obviously had to stop by the "fabric district" at the foot of Montmartre and I came back with these beauties:
|Mustard wool twill, polka dot silk georgette, B&W cotton voile and Macintosh-style printed silk.|
But the real score were these three:
|White cotton+silk damask, purple wool+cashmere cloque and red+purple silk+wool brocade|
I have a weakness for surface texture and once I laid my eye on them I could not let go of any of these three. The white and purple are purported to be remnants from YSL. Their fabulous quality makes it credible, but I have yet to do a web search to see what Mr. Pilati may have made with them. I got three meters of each, enough for a tailored white dress and a fluid purple coat (or just to wrap myself in in front of the mirror and caress for hours while daydreaming of a wardrobe beyond my skills... ahem!) The red brocade was quite expensive for my taste, so I only got one skirt length (~80cm for me). I have a purple silk charmeuse that would make a perfect blouse to go with it, if I ever dare to sew the slippery beast...
On that same trip my sister gave me a few fabrics she had so thoughtfully bought for me on her trips. Mil gracias mani!!
|Thai silks actually from Thailand!|
I got some beautiful Thai silks directly from Thailand. Enough for dresses with a full skirt, a la Michelle Obama, which I love because they suit my pear shape so well.
And from another trip, to the super-exotic location of New Caledonia (look it up, it does exist, off the coast of Australia near Vanuatu!) she brought me a tablecloth, but the print is so nice and distinctive that I might turn it into a summer top instead... (yes, because I don't have enough fabrics already!)
Finally (oh dear God she goes on?!?), from our summer holiday location in Stockholm I brought these beauties:
|Fabrics from Stockholm!|
Uff, I've bent your ear long enough... next time some fabric actually sewn into garments :-)