Saturday, October 03, 2009

I’m Still Alive

This week was just plain busy. I haven’t done a stitch of sewing (pun intended). I have, however, been fabric shopping and planning. I also received the KCI Fashion books yesterday. All I have to say is wow, wow, wow!!!! It is an amazing series. Full color photos of amazing costumes and lots of inspiration.

I was really excited to see the yellow silk gown in my previous post in the book. That sealed the deal, I have to make it. I was at the fabric store a few days ago and spied some gorgeous yellow silk for $8 a yard. I decided to wait until Friday, and if was still there, I would go and buy it for my project. Well, it was still there and it was an extra 10% off that day. I feel like I lucked out. Anyway, I also snatched a very light silk chiffon for the shawl. I want to start my embroidery endeavors  with an accessory and then progress to the “Big Metal Embroidery Project of  2010”, as it shall be known. I also bought a cute little tassel for the cap.

Here are some pictures of my finds and plans :-) God Bless!!!!

Love Lauren

P,S, I have an event on Sunday, so I should have pictures for you by Monday.

IMG_0003 Drool!!!! Here they are, two phone book sized books of beautiful clothing.


Here is the dress, shawl, and adorable cap.

IMG_0006A close up of the shawl.

IMG_0007  The oh so cute cap.

IMG_0021 And the fabric!!!


I laid the chiffon over the silk so you can see just how sheer it is.

Have a wonderful weekend. God Bless!

5 Witty Sentiments:

Madame Berg said...

Silk for $8 a yard???!!! That fabric would not go for less than 220 SEK ($30) per meter here!

I want to move to the States :(

What an exciting project. I look forward to its progress.

Lauren Stowell said...

NEW KCI Books? Are they above and beyond the original "Fashion" book from them? More details, new dresses?

The Dreamstress said...

I love the fabric! I must buy my own copy of the KCI books!

Want to buy a pineapple bag from me to complete the ensemble ;-)

Isis said...

Oh, lovely!

Duchess of Hardgrove said...

fabulous!!! I just got the same yellow/gold fabric and I can't decide what to do with it!!!