Recently I learned that fabrics from the Fall 2009 Vera Wang Lavender Label Collection were available on Fabric.com. Another sign of the economy. Apparently many of the orders from this collection were cancelled after fabrics were already purchased and delivered. Fabric.com bought up the entire lot and is basically liquidating it all.
Of course, we sewists jumped on this opportunity, burning up message boards and blogs with the story, and firing up our plastic. And I was one of them, although I've already got way too much yardage. As the packages have arrived, there have been varying degrees of satisfaction with the quality. Eek! What would my order look like? I've been eagerly waiting for that package, wondering what my response would be...
Today the box came. And I love them. My order is relatively small (17 yards!) compared with some, 4 relatively conservative pieces--wool suitings and a double knit. Navy, charcoal, and a lavender "wild card" piece. My plan is to use them for work clothes.
Textured Wool Blend Suiting This photo is overexposed to show the texture, but the actual color of the wool is dark navy. Soft yet substantial, gorgeous.
Stretch Double Knit Suiting Not your mother's poly double knit. Very substantial for use as a bottom layer. The weight reminds me of ski pants.
Charcoal wool twill suiting. OMG, this is absolutely lovely.
Lavender Grid Wool Suiting The picture doesn't do this justice. A lovely wool suiting with a beautiful hand. The texture is smooth not raised as it appears in the photo.
I can tell that these will be a joy to sew. I'm tempted to go back and get more, but really, I have way too much fabric already and these are colors that will go with items already in my collection. Well, maybe not the lavender grid, but certainly everything else.
The quality is excellent for the price. The wools were $9.74 per yard and the PDK was $4.54 per yard. The widths are wide as well.
Photos courtesy of Fabric.com