At any rate, my mood was greatly improved when I got home today and found a box on the dining room table containing this:
|Fabrics from Fabrications Online... The fabric really arrived folded just like this in perfectly creased tissue paper.|
The package arrived in less than a week and escaped the eye of Customs!
Here are a few close ups:
This navy wool twill, having 5-10 per cent stretch, has a lovely hand but needs to be washed a couple of times before I can determine how it's going to drape. May be best for a skirt or dress... Of course, the pic is over-exposed to show some semblance of colour, but in real life, it's a bit truer to navy - but a rich navy.
This salmon-shade rayon jersey is some of the nicest jersey I've ever felt. It's not too thin so it would make a great dress... It would also be perfect for the Issy top. It's more pink than the wool jersey I bought from Fabrications a while ago.
And finally, the taupey-beigey merino wool suiting with approximately 12 per cent stretch. Lord, it's gorgeous. The stretch factor is perfect and the fabric looks ridiculously expensive. I cannot believe it cost 18 bucks a yard. It would have been cheap at twice the price. I got the end of the bolt, I believe. (Sorry.)
Almost forgot to mention, you get 6 free swatches with every order and they're nicely presented (for ease of ordering):
So, there you go. It may still feel like winter, but this delivery warmed my heart.