When I first took this job here at Mood I wondered: Could a girl get sick of fabric? You know, like a teenager who won’t eat ice cream after working in an ice cream shop all summer long? Readers, I’m happy to report I’m still flipping out over fabric two months into my new position here.
My newest fabric crush is shown here, a colorful poly-blend matelassé Mood just acquired on an Italian buying trip. I was introduced to it in our warehouse last week and I started drooling immediately. As soon as I could, I nabbed two yards to make a dress.
I’m trying to find a dress pattern that’s worthy of this fine material. Something with simple lines to let the fabric be the star. Feel free to leave any pattern suggestions in the comments area. I hope to make a muslin this week and start on the dress by the long weekend. Finished dress will be shared here, I promise.
Now here are some words that make my heart go pitter-pat: “Italian fabric buying trip.” How cool would it be to go on a trip to Italy to buy fabrics from the same textile mills that Valentino, Etro and Dolce & Gabbana use? Gee, that sounds like the prize for a Mood-sponsored contest, doesn’t it? Maybe someday, dear readers!