Sewing With Fine Fabrics

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Completing my fuchsia linen dress has inspired me to make another one in black. With that in mind I decided to visit one of my favorite fabric places for apparel fabric, Mill End Store.  Mill End claims to have the largest display of fabric in America and between their Beaverton and Milwaukie stores, I can believe that may just be true.  Mill End really is an incredible textile resource; I’ve spent many happy hours perusing their beautiful fabrics, trims and notions.  If you ever visit Portland, it’s a definite go to place for fine fabric aficionados.

So, off to the store to see what I could find.  These are a few of the options I was presented with.

               

OMG, look at this trim!                                                                 And more trims!

     

I adored the black and white trim and started visualizing how I could use it, but stopped short remembering that I was going to be making a little black dress which implies simplicity, elegance and restraint.  Argh, I resisted temptation and walked past the gorgeous trims counter.

After enjoying a quick look around to see what was new, I selected a medium weight black linen and rayon lining which Maureen graciously cut for me.

     

I picked up an invisible zipper, some black thread and headed for the register.   Success!

Now all I have to do is find the time to make it.

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About Kerri

I am a fabric-sewing enthusiast. All of my art is created in the medium I know best, beautiful, luscious, fabulous fabric. I have an intuitive understanding of the relationships between color, texture and design combined with my passion for detail and devotion to technical mastery makes fabric the natural medium for my artistic expressions My primary sources of inspiration for my sewing include historic costume, the interplay between fashion trends and classical forms, a penchant for quality and excellence and the beautiful colors I see in nature.

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