It is a purple velvet, really good quality mole-like-velvet.. My dad gave it me last Friday. 8 metres of it!! He was going to throw it away and asked if I wanted last call on it. He told the story of how his crazy ex girlfriend had really wanted to buy it in France and they were on a motorbike tour so he had to strap it onto the bike and carry it all the way home. Anyway...
It's mine now. Today I bought matching thread and self-covering buttons. I haven't used this type of button for 20 years - I used to put them on the back of evening dresses when I attended lots of black tie events (when I was young, free and mostly tipsy)
Just sumptuously lovely buttons aren't they? I had an idea to machine embroider a pattern on the collar with my flower making foot but thought better of it, but it was good fun to play.
Instead I bought some trim today which I might edge the collar and cuffs with but the jury is still out on that one.
So nothing is sewn as of yet, just two days preparing to sew. I am trying to enjoy the process and not think about when it will be finished and that feels good.
I have some fab craft presents to share with you that I had for my birthday and I have our big family news for 2014 to tell you too but that will have to wait.
(btw it's not a baby for anyone who knows me!)