Sunday, November 20, 2005

Oodles of Fabric!

Hi all,

I haven't posted lately because I have been sadly without fabric. However, that is slowly changing! There is TONS of fabric on my Christmas list. I also WON fabric from Denver Fabrics online. I'm not kidding: you can check it out right here (I'm listed as Melissa of Dulles). With my $50 dollar gift certificate, I ordered red and black velvet for my Tudor gown. This is a change in plans, because I originally wanted an all-brocade gown. The gift certificate changed my mind. The red velvet will make up the body of the gown, and the black velvet is for the turned-back undersleeves. I still need to get some gold brocade for the sleeves and underskirt, and some linen for a chemise. Then I can start sewing!!

My father-in-law also made a recent trip to Korea, and bought some silk for me!! World's coolest father-in-law!!! I haven't actually seen the silk yet, but he sent me this picture (look at all that silk!!! It makes me drool!).
The silk is a very pale blue (even though it looks white in the picture). Look at the vendor's hand showing through the silk: it looks almost sheer!! Wohoo!! I'll have to come up with something creative for the silk. It's not as wide as U.S. fabric: probably about 22 inches versus the standard 45 inches. It will require a bit of research and some creative cutting. I can't wait!


Dave said...

I just noticed the guy way back in the background for the first time while looking at the full size version of this picture (click the picture in the post).

What's up with him? He's either being robbed, measured for something, or he's just fed up with the whole affair...

That's it! Why didn't I think of that before!? He's very obviously a husband who's been dragged along fabric shopping and is fed up because this is the tenth store they've been to in the last 24 hours.

I feel your pain my brother.

Inoui said...

Boo!!! Hiss!!!
Dave owes Melissa an amazing present.