I am jetting off to Asia on Thursday! I am so excited. I will presenting a two-day course on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia. On the way I'll stop in Hong Kong for a bit of shopping with AllisonC!!!! I am so excited to meet her, as I love everything she makes. Then on to Langkawi.
On the way home I'll spend two days in Tokyo. Suggestions are welcome. I've wanted to go to Tokyo since I was a kid and I get so excited when I read my guidebook.
Ostensibly for the trip, I ordered some white stretch cotton twill from FFC, with the idea of making Simplicity 2728 for my trip. Unfortunately, it took a while to arrive and I didn't have time to make the jacket. I had ordered some of this twill last year and was *thrilled* with the quality. Alas, they have changed suppliers. It's still good quality but the last batch was almost completely opaque. This is much more translucent and a jacket (or anything) made out of it would have to be lined. I had envisioned a short sleeve unlined summer jacket and this fabric won't work for that.
The seersucker was because I needed to fill up my cart to get full value on shipping, LOL. I bought enough so that I was within pennies of the step up to the next shipping charge.
Manequim magazine November 2013
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