Sunday, February 7, 2010

More Vera Wang

The rest of the Vera Wang fabric I ordered arrived on Tuesday. More beautiful, interesting and surprising fabrics.

The amber brocade is another large scale floral print. The fabric itself is similar to the lavender floral I got in the previous shipment. On first glance, it reminded me of 1970's fiberglass drapes, but it's growing on me. I'm thinking of making a pencil skirt from it.

The other brocade I got was the one Vera used for this skirt. I love it! The colors are gorgeous and rich, and the fabric softened and texturized after a trip through the washer and dryer (cold water wash and delicate dry cyle). Originally, I planned for this to be a skirt, but I've changed my mind. I think it would make a great little jacket.

I'd describe the fabric above as a jacquard taffeta. The circles are woven into the fabric. It washed and dried fine, but it does seem fairly water resistant. So it's going to be used with this pattern, the view with the hood:

This green is a stretch twill that will be perfect for pants and/or a skirt.

This fabric was the bulk of the order. It's a knit poly/lycra. I realize it doesn't look like much but it will be perfect as a lining for those tissue knits that are just a bit too sheer.

There was one last piece I didn't grab a picture of so that one will have to wait until I can photograph it. It may be my favorite of all, a "chiffon" with abstract blue flowers.


Toby Wollin said...

I have both the lavender and the spice colors brocade in my stash. I think it would be a hoot to get a site up, a la 'go chanel or go home' just dealing with all the garments people are making from the Vera Wang Lavender Label stuff.

Duchesse said...

That amber brocade is retro so I'd be incline toward something like a '40s style jacket or that pencil skirt (though one has to be slim, unless the scale is small.) The jacket in the jacquard taffeta will be so elegant.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Thanks for letting me know that the blue floral brocade washed and dried well. I bought a piece of that during the $1.95 frenzy too and I will put mine through the washer and dryer too!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Carolyn, that's a cold water wash and "delicate" dry cycle.

Kathi said...

I am quite jealous of the lavender/blue brocade. I ordered it, but they ran out of it before getting to my order. It was the one fabric for which I had an idea in the back of my mind! Oh well, it isn't like I didn't get plenty of other fabrics!

Sara said...

I made a jacket out of that amber brocade! It's waiting for the cuffs to be hemmed - then I'll put pictures.