Repro 1930s fabric from Fabric Godmother
When times get tough, the tough go shopping, right?
I've just had an utter stinker of a work deadline – often we have to wait for news or access to stuff, and this one meant most of a magazine bunched into the last week, so we had a real fight on our hands to finish the issue. I worked Saturday, Sunday, till 10pm Monday and past midnight last night. So tired. Anyway, by Monday lunchtime I was in a pick-me-up shopping frame of mind, and finally ordered the fabric I'd decided on for my 20s-pyjama-inspired set.
This is Fabric Godmother's 'Hana' viscose twill. It's a reproduction of a 1930s print held at the Print Pattern Archive, and is absolutely perfect. It's not cheap, but dammit, I'd been hard at work and wanted something nice, and I've been spending far less since working from home. I was a little concerned it might be too loud, that the muted quality in the images was a colour cast, but no, there's a slight hint of sepia that mutes the colours slightly. And the weight is absolutely perfect for the project I have in mind; let's just hope my sewing skills are good enough to do it justice.
This makes me feel happy for all sorts of reasons. First, the garments are simpler than the top I'm working on, so should be easier to get to fit correctly. (The trousers have elastic at the waist; that's got to be easy to fit, right? And I wear all sorts of jackets that I can't do up, the shoulders are the only critical measurement there.) Second, it's a way of working some vintage style into my home-based modern lifestyle. I've been listening to 1920s/30s music since the parcel of cloth arrived. I love it.
So now I have lots of impetus to complete my top, so I can crack on with this lovely set. But first… sleep!
(Are you prone to pick-me-up shopping? I try not to do it too often, but sometimes you just have to!)