...and honestly...I'm underwhelmed. I knew this fabric came from the Fall 2008 Collection. I knew this because I'm a freaky Style.com junkie and several of the pieces from her line caught my eye. I recognized the blue boucle right away...
...so why am I underwhelmed...the quality of the fabrics. I really thought that Vera used a better quality fabric than what my fingers are feeling. If you flipped to the style.com link, you will see that fabric.com has an amazing amount of the fabric from the Fall 2008 collection.
Now back to the quality, it's not bad! And I won't return it...it's just mediocre...average...nothing special. Will it make interesting garments...yes, I think so...with a little help and some great finishing techniques. Will I keep the pieces...yes...especially since my daughter has already absconded with this piece
to make a dress for her cousin's wedding. But have I purchased superior fabric for less money...yes, most definitely. Would I encourage you to buy it...mmmmmm...not at the prices currently shown on the website...but yes, just at a deeper discount than the 35% off that I paid for it.
Now here's the $25,000 question, "Do I regret purchasing it?" No, not at all. For two reasons, one the white cotton stretch pique is absolutely awesome...I would pay the full price of $6.98 per yard for it. I know the boucle will grow on me...ideas are already popping in my head. The green "vintage" piece will need to sit in the closet and wait for an amazing idea to really make it sing, the yellow lace will become a part of the yellow wardrobe that I'm presently working on and the other pieces will be warehoused for future use. Yes all of that is reason one!
Reason two is that I've learned something about the Lavendar line. It is a mid-priced line using less than stellar fabrics and I will remember that in the future when perusing Vera's goods. Now for the disclaimer! *LOL* This is just my opinion and not meant to disparage either Vera Wang's designs or Fabric.com. I just have a particular idea of the types of fabrics I want to use for creating garments. It's just that I thought these were the top shelf goods instead of the mid-range goods.
I would love to hear what others thought of the pieces they purchased. It will be interesting to hear about your expectations versus the actuality of what you received.
Tomorrow...a finished garment post! And don't forget coming soon the post by my daughter!!!