Monthly Archives: November 2014

Spice market silk

GONE NOW THANKS

The colours in this silk are glorious…pomegranate, aqua, saffron, lime, persimmon, amber, on an off-white base, with dark scrolls linking the medallion patterns.

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Deep burgundy, teal and magenta silk georgette

I’m rather partial to silk georgettes and especially like them when there are a couple of layers, especially a heavier plain colour georgette underneath.  This seems to give the fabric a weight and swishy-ness that it a little bit irresistible and totally great to wear.

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Pink daisies viscose/lycra stretch SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

For the lovers of stretch fabrics here is another quality viscose/lycra with a pattern of charming small scale daisies.

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Off white and black threaded cotton GONE

GONE NOW THANKS

Here is  length of a cotton (or cotton blend? possibly with a hint of viscose in it?) from everyone’s favourite NYC fabric store.

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It has a fabulous weave, with the black threads woven through to form patterns resembling ironwork scrolls.

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Lace inspiration…

There’s some great inspiration around for how to bring lace to your garments without looking like you belong in a bridal party.

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Prada Resort

Plaids and checks are as strong as ever; afternoon tea dresses Prada-style, lots of chiffon and georgette; beading and jewels made to look like top-stitching; the love of demi-couture continues.

Do you like seeing this sort of thing?  I always like Prada, even when I don’t.  But I really like this collection.  This top-stitching them has been continued in the latest runway SS collection, where Miuccia used brocades, raw seams and top-stitching to abundance.