During my hiatus, I read about the boatload of Liberty of London prints that fabric.com had acquired. Now they've got this in the tana lawn, poplin and in knit fabrications for a reasonable price...well at least I thought it was reasonable...especially since I bought 2.5 yards last year from another online retailer for about $11 more a yard and paid shipping & handling to get them to me.
Fabric.com was offering these goodies at the lesser price, with free shipping and I found a 10% off coupon to help lessen the sting. So I bought 4.5 yards to make some summer dresses.
2.5 yards of this one and 2 yards of this one:
So I wanted to use a different type of lining for these two versions. I've used cotton batiste in garments before and sometimes it doesn't flow well beneath a dress...but I do need an absorbent cotton batiste. Then I remembered Farmhouse Fabrics...the heirloom sewist's choice for fine cottons and voiles. When I went to their site, not only did I find some amazing cotton batistes but I also found a selection of silk batiste. Be still my heart!!!!
I ordered 4 yards of white and 4 yards of black (there might yet be more Liberty of London prints in my future so I gotta be prepared!) and this is what arrived today:
Seriously, isn't this the most precious packaging EVAH! So I will be lining my next Liberty of London dresses with this awesome silk batiste...I know...I know...I've spent a pretty penny to make two dresses but as the L'Oreal commercial says..."I'm worth it!" *LOL*