…is just about all we’ve had so far this year! Here at ClothSpot we’re trying our best to envisage wardrobes for warmer weather and to bring you spring fabrics to match. We’re finding it difficult not to come up with yet another 50 fabrics for snow – however we are persevering we promise!
Despite the weather we’re getting quite excited about some of the tailoring that we’re seeing in the magazines – also some interesting things being done with draping and fabric twists.
We particularly like this Céline viscose satin top for instance…
…and although the drop-crotch trousers that seem to be all the rage are giving us just a little cause for concern (are we alone in that??), we do like the draped elegance of much of the tailoring we’ve seen. We hope our newly-arrived spring fabrics will inspire you to overcome the view from your window (surely we’ve had enough Narnia now…?) and to have a little faith in warmer days around the corner.
We’re really keen to hear about what you’re looking forward to creating – so please do drop us a line and let us know. We had requests for yellows (also featuring heavily in fashion commentaries from the last month or two) and we’ve begun to oblige already. We’re conscious that yellow (especially when it’s colour-blocked) can be a difficult colour to carry off well – however we hope that fabrics like our Blowsy-bloomed yellow, grey and white linen mix fabric here… …will give you opportunities to wear what could otherwise be a challenging colour.
Speaking of colour, we’re also about to try out a new navigation on our menu bar. We know lots of you like our ‘Wardrobe’ navigation option and so since we receive many enquiries about fabrics in specific colours, we’ve decided to introduce a new ‘Colour’ menu which will pull together fabrics in different colour groups regardless of fabric type. We’ll tweet to our Home Page as soon as it’s ready – let us know what you think!
We’ve just sent one of our spring fabrics to the folks over at Eliza M’s Vintage Style Sewing – more about that (and this beautiful coral viscose print we sent) shortly.
Finally, we’re thrilled to report that ClothSpot has taken off so well that Alice has now completely departed the world of museums to work with ClothSpot full-time (and some…) which will mean lots more fabrics appearing much more regularly – hurrah! We also now have help in the workroom from the amazingly-organised Judy, who we’ll be introducing properly as soon as we can persuade her to have her picture taken… Meanwhile we hope spring will be arriving around your corner *very* soon!