Silk and lace...and so much more

by Gina. 

Shop silk and more july 29 017  

We just opened up a whole slew of packages yesterday and today with quite an assortment of fabrics.  We are also in the midst of reconfiguring our pattern selection a bit and are awaiting the arrival of the Folkwear patterns.  With some of those patterns in mind (like the "intimacies" and other undergarment ones), I decided to pick up some pretty lace pieces and some lovely black silk with a bit of stretch.  Perfect for a fancy slip.  Also in the group are some designer fabrics, like a denim and a cotton stretch pinstripe from Ralph Lauren and a couple of knits from Eileen Fisher.  All of them are out and ready for you!  When I left the store this morning Amy was working on getting the latest Kaffe Fassett prints labeled and out on the shelves--as colorful as ever and a really great button print!

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I've been on the fence lately about bringing in more silk and have landed on the yes side.  I decided to focus on simple dupioni silk.  It's beautiful, rich in texture and color, not terribly difficult to work with and affordable. It is a very versatile fabric.  It can be used for clothing, accessories, home dec projects and even crafts.  Use a snip to add texture and richness to a fabric-decorated note card or recover an old lampshade.  Sally is working on a sample for the upcoming Jalie zipper skirt class in a gorgeous red dupioni, and I've heard suggested, the Oliver + S Tea Party or Birthday Party dresses for little ones in dupioni--perfect little flower girl dresses.  Simple and elegant.  So, whether you're looking for a quick idea for the summer event you're attending, or thinking ahead to holiday attire and gifts, you will find a collection of beautiful, colorful dupioni by the front door.  Enjoy!