What is on your sewing wish list for Spring? For me, it's ALWAYS about linen!
The first time I sewed with linen, it was a Moygashel dress weight linen in a lavender color. It was a fitted dress with a slight A-line, and some cotton venise lace trim. I fell in love with linen from that point on! I saved all the scraps and later made a two piece sunsuit
(For those who don't know, a sunsuit (then) was kind of like a swimsuit, but not for wear in the water...can you imagine how heavy a linen swimsuit would be? Funny to even think about.) For sunning oneself, a sunsuit was much more comfy than a swimsuit because they were made of breathable fabrics like cotton. Now, a "sunsuit" means something entirely different...it's for sun protection, not for sun bathing!
Let us know what's on your wish list!
February is our "Anniversary Month", and it's also the time of year that our customers start looking for spring and summer fabrics. Be patient! Some of the European fabrics arrive closer to the season.
Its also Black History Month, and we're delighted to be able to buy a Forever Stamp bearing the image of Dorothy Height, who was our customer for many, many years. She was a delightful woman and an impeccable, old-school dresser, as well as a fighter for equality. Just seeing her picture makes us smile.
Hey, Henry David Thoreau and Mississippi...not too shabby either!
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