First up, this interesting 97% cotton/3% elastane print I found:
It is heavier and stiffer than I would have liked (I originally wanted it for a dress), but I couldn’t resist the print so I went ahead and bought it and think I will use it for a lightweight summery rain-type jacket.
After 2 trips to Liberty and about 2 hours debating, I finally settled on this Classic Carline cotton lawn:
All of their fabric is high quality and they have some of the best prints, but it is very dear (£19.95/m (~ $30/m) for cotton lawn, £35.95/m (~$56/m) for silk satin). I’ve got a vintage dress pattern in mind for this and I know it will look great with my red heels!
And finally, my favorites! All of these are haute couture fabrics from Italy, and they were worth every penny because they are absolutely stunning. Upon seeing each of these, it was one of those “I have to have it” moments..luckily the husband approved..
100% cotton lawn flower/zebra print:
100% silk chiffon in same print:
100% silk satin fur print (I love how it looks so real!!):
I have no idea what I am going to do with the flower prints (any suggestions?), but the fur print is going to become my Navy Ball gown. I don’t know the design yet, but I’ve got plenty of time to mull it over.
Although I didn’t buy this silk, I feel I should include it because it is just so beautiful..(you can tell it’s a Valentino!)
I ended up coming back with a lot of fabric to keep me busy, but I am already dreaming (and saving up) for my next buying trip!