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I do actually have some dressier fabrics I want to list but I’ve struggled to get to them. This one is as good as any to start with. Actually, it is stupendous!
Why is that? It is a couture-worthy fabric from one of the top French design houses. I have lovingly stored this fabric for at least 20 years now I think, so it qualifies as a true vintage in fabric terms (not human terms!).
I used some of this fabric when I first got it. I copied a Valentino dress and made a fitted bodice top with a long column of black for the skirt and it was the most divine thing imaginable. I’ve still got it somewhere. I was going to throw it on the dress form so that you could see it. Alas, I can’t put my hand on it right now.
The fabric has been kept on a roll in tissue in a plastic sleeve all this time so it has been perfectly kept.
Now, I am not entirely sure of the composition, but these fabrics are usually a blend of acetates and possibly some viscose. I can’t be sure and I can’t remember, but please be aware it would be in that fabric family. This is a medium weight dress fabric. True to the fabric kind, it has a crisp hand. The design features a satiny ivory background overlaid with flocked black graphic shapes. It really reminds me of some of the graphics that the urban artist Keith Harding became notable for. Here’s a close-up if you can see this effect…
This piece is 140cm and the length is 1.3 metres. I’ll price this fabric at $40 a metre/$52 for the piece. That’s a good price I think. A quick tour around sites shows comparable fabrics at $100+ and I think I paid in the region of $60 – $70 at the time, but I am hopefully pricing fabrics to move. You can be sure it is a real rarity of a fabric.
I will need to send this one in a medium sized satchel at $13.25. Please see here for full details on payment and posting. If interested, please click on the email link below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).