I got my silks that I ordered from B.R exports last week. The goods were absolutely fabulous and I'm so impressed by the service and the shipping speed.Five days! From India to Sweden!
Anyway, enough with boring talk and on with the pictures...
These are for the petticoat, trimmings for the pet en l'air and for covering and trim a mini tricorn that I'm planning to make. I ordered 3 yards of each. I can't wait to put my needles in these, they make a lovley rustling sound and they are so smoooth and shiny and lovely to touch and...so on.
I also discovered that the pale blue goes very well with a red velvet that I have in my stash and that I've planned to make an 1790's pierrot of so I can wear the lovley petticoat with more than one outfit!
This isn't so exciting as the other twoo. It's just one yard of a white, thin plain silk that will be transformed into a hat lining and wide ribbon on my tricorn. On top of the silk is two samples of dupion that I was a bit curios about. I hade some ideas of making an 1780's cutaway gown with one of them but they were to slubby for my taste. It's a pity, I really liked the color combos.