After going back and forth on different palette combinations for our fall photo shoot, Sarai and I finally settled on seafoam, cream, black and ballet pink. One of the fabrics is extra special because Sarai designed it! She used Spoonflower, which is an excellent tool for anyone interested in printing their own designs on fabric. Wait ’til you see what we made with it!
On a beautiful summer’s day, Colette reader Alison was in town and came to visit us in the studio. We roped her into accompanying us to a favorite fabric store. She was such a good sport, taking photos of us as we contemplated fabrics.
While shopping, we goofed off and were easily distracted by some crazy fabrics. We even got a shot with our favorite lady at Mill End!
Because these patterns are coming out in time for fall and winter, we wanted to choose fabrics that reflected those seasons. We went with lightweight wools, silk and silk cotton. With each design in mind, we played with the drape of the fabric, testing how it would hang when made into the final garment. It was difficult to make a decision with so many pretty fabrics to choose from. This is often a problem! Narrowing down fabrics, even when you have a specific idea in mind, is hard. Thankfully we were able to make good decisions and bust out of the fabric store in less than two hours.
I hope you enjoyed these photos from our fabric trip!