I got this fabric in my local market in Bromley where there are a couple of fabric stalls once a week. It's totally worth the wait for them as they are ridiculously cheap and get beautiful quality fabrics. Last week there were John Kaldor knits and Henry Bertrand silks. This Hawaiian print I picked up before I really knew what treasures these stalls had hiding. The beautiful texture of it was actually what grabbed me first before the print. I had an inkling that it might be some kind of sandwashed silk but when I managed to obtain 3 metres for just £5 I thought that it couldn't possibly be. However, now I've washed it, sewn with it and worn it's lovely softness on a hot day I am in no doubt that it is indeed silk and I scored a bargain!
|Me (pre hair cut!) with Karen, Clare and Sally at the party (Photo stolen from Karen's blog!)|
|Hem outside and inside|
Ooof that turned into a long post, had a lot of gushing to do! I'd best get outside and enjoy the sun while it lasts, fingers crossed it's some time yet so I can get a lot more wear out of this!