I am sorry to say that these beautiful fabrics you see here are unfortunately not very eco-friendly. They are regular old, high-pollutin' cotton. Avery nice 100% cotton voile in fact, with adorable patterns that were designed and printed in Japan. After admiring these amazing prints at the local fabric store for months on end, I finally caved and bought a few of my favourites. I didn't get too carried away though; I bought just enough of each one to make only one garment from each.
Despite their being made from conventional cotton, these really are very special fabrics, and I hope the dresses I make from them will go to good homes! I plan to use them to make up special, one-off versions of various items from my two collections, including the squirrel dress, mountain dweller dress, stealing beauty blouse and Elisa dress. If you have your eye on any one in particular, please contact me to make sure I make it up in your preferred pattern and size, as I am itching to get to work on them! I have already made the last fabric up into a sweet version of the squirrel dress, with a slightly shorter skirt and hidden pockets.
This most definitely does not signal a departure from my interest in eco friendly fabrics! For my new collection I have chosen some amazing organic cotton prints from Cloud 9 Fabrics. I can't wait to share them with you!
Sam and I had a particularly lovely Saturday today. After a late breakfast, we went for a bike ride in the sunshine and had lunch at Sugardough, before coming home and working in the garden for a few hours. Perhaps was the beautiful weather, or the fact that the magnolia has begun to blossom, or simply seeing things growing around the garden, but it feels a bit like Spring is coming early this year! I'm not sure how I feel about that, but I do know that I want to be wearing a squirrel dress in a floral pattern this Spring. Hopefully I can find time to sew up a little dress for myself in the next few weeks; something I haven't done since I launched my shop!