I thought I would share an amusing coincidence that happened to me today. I was attending a conference today and decided to wear my blue and beige cowl neck top I made a couple of weeks ago with my navy suit, as you see here.
I registered at the reception, and grabbed a cup of tea and wandered into the auditorium to listen to the first lecture. To my utter surprise a lady came and sat next to me wearing a dress in the exact same fabric as the top that I made and was wearing.
When I purchased the fabric from the vendor he told us that this fabric was used in high-end fashion houses, but we have all heard that before, haven't we!
After the lecture I couldn't resist asking her where she purchased her dress. She informed me that she thought it was Windsmoor or Country Casuals, but couldn't recall which one (probably purchased it a couple of years ago. I was so tempted to say "let me look at the label in the back of your dress", but decided that a little decorum was in order.
I left the conference feeling quite smug, that my top cost me approximately £6 to make, which I would think was substantially cheaper than what she paid for her dress, especially if she purchased it from either of the two fashion brands she mentioned. I did look on the Windsmoor and Country Casuals websites, and while I didn't see the exact fabric design, I did see lots of dresses made of the same type of jersey fabric, and all these dresses were around £100 + each.
I have this fabric in one other colour way, and it may well be on my sewing list for the weekend.
Catch you later..............
I have tagged this to the bottom of this post following an email from my good friend Sigrid. Here you can see the same fabric made up into a top priced £55.00. I cut my fabric on the bias so the squares look like diamonds on my top, purely because the fabric is draping in a different direction.