This tumbled cotton is a wonderful find - the weight is perfect for a variety of garment types and I found it super-easy to sew with. I made a pair of Pietra wide-leg pants and am very happy with them.
I like a simple button, unless it happens to be a big feature of the garment. I especially like buttons that are made from a natural substance. It has become much harder in Vancouver to find such buttons since the retirement of the Button Button store owner some years back. My sister and I will keep good buttons when we are about to reuse warn out clothing (for pet beds) as the buttons are still precious and great to reuse. I wear a a limited number of colours that suit me so my wardrobe will fit together. This makes parking to travel easier.
I envisioned an Elodie out of a Core Fabrics deadstock for some time, and jumped at the sale of my beloved fabric. I’ve never had a pattern fit me pretty much from the envelope (made a few minor adjustments), even loose, flowy garments. This dress was the magical unicorn. Can’t wait to make up another! Don’t see the photo upload options, but here’s a link :) https://www.instagram.com/p/CxdrfC4pf0ZtfT6iXujCe6kWwGgkdDRSnNfYbg0/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
This fabric is lovely, drapy, and works into the my wardrobe colors for a pair of wide leg pants that will coordinate with a wool hounds tooth blazer for fall. Highly recommend.
The cupro lining arrived quickly (I am on the US West coast, so I was surprised), and was exactly as advertised. A nice nude neutral that was perfect for my skirt. I trust Core fabrics for their high quality at a good price, and they never let me down.