Let me start with saying “Thank You” to all you lovely ladies who left a comment on my last post. This time I just didn’t have the time to respond to you personally. Some people in my extended family are quite ill, and that means a lot of worries and travelling.
Last Sunday, my husband and I took some time off, and we went to a market with only fabrics. More than 150 booths with all kinds of fabric, very cheap, to more expensive, upholstery, fashion fabrics, patchwork fabrics; you name it!
The little owls you see above, are on a piece of cotton I just couldn’t resist…. nor could I a few other cottons:
Doesn’t this make you happy?!
But that wasn’t the only fabric I bought.
These fabrics I’m going to use for some new clothes for myself;
The fabric on the left is from Missoni, an Italian firm with really fabulous designs. This zigzag pattern is one of their signature designs, and I really love it. I’m going to mix it with the limegreen woolen fabric on the right.
This fabric is just so beautiful; this picture doesn’t do it justice at all! It is a blend of wool and silk, and it feels so soft and luxurious. So when I asked the man who was helping in the booth, if I could see this fabric (it was on a shelf quite high!), he didn’t just get it, but he gave me a look, asked if I was sure, and only after that he gave me the fabric. Now I was even more sure I wanted it. When I asked how much it costs, he wanted me first to say what I wanted to make with it. ‘A short, straight skirt’ I answered. Now that was okay. If I had said I wanted to make a coat with it, he wouldn’t have sold the fabric to me. Why?? Because it costs 80 euros, ($104.00) per meter. I’ve never bought fabric this expensive before, and I must admit it is a bit intimidating. I guess I just have to test a pattern, before using it on this fabric.