09 Sep Eating My Words in Florence
” I will not make my Mother of the Bride dress this time. The last experience was entirely too stressful.”
I took time off from book writing to fulfill a dream on the bucket list. Hubby and I met a large group (stemming from my childhood friends) in Tuscany where we rented two villas.
The entire trip was heavenly and filled with memorable adventures, great food and beautiful scenery at every juncture….but let’s talk fabric, fashion and sewing!
OK….. let’s talk about giving into temptation at the site of beautiful Italian textiles.
Fortunately I did not discover Casa dei Tessuti in Florence until two days before heading home. After spying the store from the back of a cab I knew how I would spend my last day in Italy.
…but the first fabric I saw spoke to me loud and clear.
” I am the fabric you need for your daughter’s January wedding with gray bridesmaids’ dresses!”
I’ve selfishly struggled with the color gray for bridesmaids dresses, but no more! So here we go again and I’m very excited about it 🙂
Beyond the fabric I discovered the !Hola! Pret a Porter and Haute Couture fashion magazines in the store. Never, have I drawn such inspiration from a magazine! Pret a Porter is devoted to RTW while Haute Couture speaks for itself. The oversized publications are published twice a year and are available for downloads ($6.99/issue) or by mail. You will not be disappointed.
So….. here’s to another major project with a deadline, beautiful fabrics and glorious memories!
Cheers to all 🙂