Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lavender Label seersucker silk

I know several of us ordered the Lavender Label 'seersucker silk' from fabric.com and were kind of disappointed in the quality - very sheer and not seersucker-like at all. I was at Nordstrom Rack in Seattle a few days ago and came across some Vera Wang Lavender Label garments, including this skirt made of said fabric. I thought it would be helpful to show what is possible for this fabric. (It's lined of course.) I was considering returning mine to fabric.com, but now I'm reconsidering...

6 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm so glad that you found an example of the fabric use in RTW! I didn't buy that particular piece...but think that batch of fabrics is touch and go and should be bought without a particular garment in mind so that you can make a creative adjustment when they arrive.

gwensews said...

Underlining is also a option with a light fabric.

Amanda S. said...

Check out McCall's 5631 for a skirt pattern that looks very similar to that one.

geek sewing said...

I bought the cotton seersucker, and it's definitely seersucker.

The return policy at fabric.com is very nice.

Melissa said...

Apparently my bloglines is broken because I just got 3 need feeds for your blog and then I log on to your website and you've posted many posts - ugg. Just wanted to say I'm loving the things you made.

Johanna Lu said...

A very interesting observation, I really like the look of the shirt and the subtle striping gives the fabric a nice 3D-effect.