Inspired by Jay McCarroll's pants, I purchased some splatter paint fabric at Mood (the fabric store of choice on Project Runway) -
I have started on a wrap dress for myself (as if I need any more wrap dresses, but I just thought it would be so cute). I promised my New York friend, Elizabeth, a t-shirt out of this fabric, so I whipped one up today while she was in town. However, I was so un-confident in my ability to make a garment with no fittings that I didn't even take my camera when she tried it on. It fit! I was excited, but I have nothing to show you. I promise I will take a picture of the wrap dress when it is done.
We did have a conversation about buying high quality items that will last longer. That is one thing I have decided to do once I am buying clothes again. This fabric buying experience showed me that I still tend to buy cheaper and more "fun" items (i.e. splatter paint fabric) versus more expensive and "mature" items (i.e. these beautiful silks that are $25 a yard) -
I thought maybe I could buy them online later. Alas, they are not for sale online. It is nearly impossible to find good silk fabric in Atlanta. I can't believe I passed them up.
Anyway, while I was there, I had to buy t-shirts for my girls who now love to watch Project Runway with me. Don't miss the finale tonight!