Squeeee! Please excuse my excited and brief post, but I just won this gorgeous fabric on eBay:
Pink cotton damask, 2.6m by 1.25m.
OK, I know it’s not 18th century, but I thought it looked rather 17th Century and I love it.
Oh, and did I mention I got it for £1.04?
I want to make a 17th century gown at some point and when I saw this fabric I knew it was The One for the bodice (with a plan petticoat, probably) … Of course, it’s likely that I’ll do some proper research on 17th century fabric and find that it’s completely wrong, but nevermind – in that case I’ll make it into a 17th C inspired jacket (cropped with toned down poofy sleeves).
What is with my obsession with jackets?
Anyway, I think I’m going to have to be quite cunning in getting a bodice out of this stuff – I might have to go for a non-poofy-sleeved era or at least a smaller-poofy-sleeved era!
Either way, I’m all kinds of pleased!