Yesterday I went to Textile Fabric (Nashville) for the first time. Wow! This is the fabric store of my dreams, definitely worth the drive to Tennessee.
I had intended to get a silk suiting for my jacket, but I wasn't crazy about any of the silk choices. I did find a cotton blend I really liked, plus some matching silk lining and pretty trim.
I also got silk thread, pins for silk, and some basting needles (long and thin).
My husband said this fabric made him think of his grandfather's (French) WWII uniform.
I'm very happy with my fabric choices, so now I am focusing on reading and studying the technique and methods.
My dad mentioned to me that my grandmother has "one of those mannequins you pin clothes on" in her basement, so I may have a dress form at my disposal! I plan to drive down there this weekend to check it out. I will be so excited if it's a dress form I can use.
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