This month marks the third anniversary of my collaboration with Suzan (aka FabricLady) and Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics. Zan and I have a date on the books for later this month, but today I just felt like taking the drive to Berkeley to hang out at the shop - you know, living in the moment! Normally it's quite a frenetic bustle on our scheduled "Fit and Fun" days - I bring completed garments, we have fitting and photo sessions, we peruse the new fabrics and patterns, have lunch and I somewhere in between, I usually have a little time to shop for fabrics to add to my stash. It's fun and exciting and hectic all at the same time.
But today, I just wanted to leisurely stroll the aisles, to see what might jump out at me. I also spent some time talking with Tilden Yamamoto, an Oakland designer who was doing a sewing demo in a sunny window of the shop. It was cool to watch another sewist/designer's "process".
Zan's young and hip buyers at Stonemountain are bringing in the most unique fabrics these days- shelves of double gauze that had me drooling...ikats by the dozens all begging me "pick me!" I must have been thinking about the beauty of nature, as everything that caught my eye today was green.
And that's what I came home with....they are like little works of art.
|Yummy double gauze - a Scout tee? And a summer dress?|
I need a little shift to wear by the pool...Love this ikat!!
Think I'll use the batik to create a facing around the neck and armholes.
And let's pick up a couple of Indie patterns...
|Love View B...probably use that double gauze tiny print above|
It was a wonderful few hours in Bay...right up until the traffic on the way home. Oh well...a day at Stonemountain with Zan and the staff is worth a couple of hours of frantic Friday drivers.
Can't wait to dive into these projects!!
Laurel. Are you "Green with envy"?