A few weeks ago I joined a costume party meetup group online, and a few days ago someone posted to the group that she had dozens of yards of free fabric for anyone who wanted to take it off her hands. I jumped on the chance, especially since I’ve spent well over $200 on fabric in the past few weeks alone. At the very least, I figured, I would end up with some stuff I could use to practice my bodice making skills.
I showed up at her house tonight to discover yards and yards of silk dupioni in so many gorgeous colors!. I ended up taking home about 30 yards worth, plus some yards of purple patterned velvet, medium-weight light gold & blue brocade and some lightweight off-white brocade.
I also got some awesome silk thread:
Now I get to go off and brainstorm color combinations. I’m thinking an Italian renaissance gown with the purple velvet and blue dupioni (with silver trim?)
In the style of this beautiful masterpiece