Monthly Archives: December 2014

Aqua liliums silk/cotton voile

I have hoarded this piece for a while; actually, I have hoarded 2 pieces of this lovely silk/cotton voile and I’m only relinquishing one of them.

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This fabric was another one from the studio of a local designer; the one with the fantastic Armani-like taste. (more…)


Ensign stripes ahoy silk crepe de chine SOLD

GONE NOW, MANY THANKS

There’s no end of inspiration for a lovely striped fabric and the runways especially have been bursting with stripes.

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The magazine fashion editorials feature one page turn after another of stripes in all imaginable manifestations. (more…)


Panoply of paisleys stretch viscose/lycra SOLD

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GONE NOW THANK YOU

Time for another stretch fabric, this one a bold but balanced print featuring paisley and medallion outlines on a dark blue background.

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The extraordinary world of Alexander McQueen

I’m sure that being an enfant terrible was the essence of his genius, the great genius of his fashion generation.  I’m fascinated in the stories about how he could cut the most complex patterns freestyle, direct on the dress form; a legacy, no doubt, of his Savile Row days.

Who would ever have thought that Sarah Burton could  carry on so remarkably the McQueen aesthetic: audacious, fashion as art, technically fearless, frequently menacing, disconcerting and exquisite in the same garment, always triumphant.

All the things these next backstage videos of McQueen runway shows capture in fine detail.  Click continue…

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M@rc Jac0bs flower power cotton SOLD

ALL GONE, THANK YOU

Now this fabric is a wildly popular M@rc Jac0bs daisy cotton from a few seasons back.

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Jacobs built a whole range around variations on this print but I think the grey tonal prints are among the nicest of the collection. (more…)


When doves cry Milly silk SOLD

GONE, THANK YOU

Milly does THE best prints and this tri-colour (off-white, grey and deep navy) doves silk is right up there as one of my favourites.  I went searching for this fabric and was very happy when I found it.

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I have had a number of people ask about decent dress-lengths of good silks and this one fits that bill. (more…)


Jewel in the crown designer silk satin SOLD

NOW GONE, THANKS

The most exceptional digital prints have emerged in the last few years hot on the heels of the works of designers like Mary Katrantzou – the absolute star of digital design – and Peter Pilotto.  I can’t attribute this fabric to a particular designer but I understand that this print is from the Italian mills.

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Indigo blue tribal graphics cotton SOLD

NOW SOLD, THANKS

Rolling along here, now giving a crisp cotton tribal print an outing.

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Celeste blue on cream silk/cotton SOLD

GONE, THANKS

This lovely fabric ticks all the boxes – a real quality fabric, singing colours that will take the Australian light beautifully, super-easy easy to handle and sew…

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Designer digital print double silk georgette SOLD

GONE NOW THANKS

Ok, finally, here is the very gorgeous H@ute Hippie silk georgette I popped up on my fabric Facebook page a few weeks back.

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(Seriously, it has been just so busy, with hardly a chance to turn sideways let alone do these posts, so thanks for sticking with me during this irregular posting period). (more…)


Rubik’s cube silk/lycra charmeuse SOLD

FABRIC IS GONE, THANKS

I have many, many pieces of lovely silk in just the right length for floaty tops or perky blouses.  This silk fits both the fun and classic mould at the same time.

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And, it will match everything… (more…)


Blue blooms on pale pewter Armani silk SOLD

GONE, THANK YOU

If I am fanatical about the fabrics of any one designer in particular, it would have to be Giorgio Armani.  He sources only the best wools, the best silks, the best blends such as linen/viscose mixes.  And true to form, this silk is just stunning…

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The design is just a dream and the silk is so, so beautiful. (more…)