Friday, April 20, 2012


I met  up with Usha, my favorite textile designer and NYC shop owner when I attended the Mid-Atlantic Quit Festival a month or so ago.

 Every year I purchase the bulk of my higher end batik fabrics from Usha as she really has some of the most unique, hip fabrics  (from India) that I've ever seen.  I fell in love with this particular design as soon as I saw it.  It's so - earthy, so Bohemian. And I adore the colors.
I made myself a Nook cover from this and embellished with a vintage circa 1920's mother of pearl button. (I actually made two and  listed one on Etsy)

 I bought a few yards of this gorgeous stuff and would really love to make a peasant dress if I can find a good pattern.  I can just see it with my vintage Frye boots on a crisp autumn day.  Where can I get vintage (1960's) patterns?  Anyone know?
In the meantime, also been working on the hand torn shot cotton piece.  Working on that piece is meditative, as it's hand work.  I've been layering silk dupioni and bits of wool.  I like how this is coming along.  Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet - but am enjoying the process.


Lynn said...

You are going to have such fun with this new! Enjoy!

~Babs said...

I love fabrics. Not to sew especially, just stacked up, just to look at.

Could be you'd find some patterns under vintage on Etsy.

The Idaho Beauty said...

I just googled "vintage clothing patterns" and there were lots of results. I was looking to jog my mind about the name of the pattern company specializing in such things. It is May not have what you're looking for but I love looking through their patterns - you might too.

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