Feeding my Fabric Fixation

From time to time, my synapses get fried and — as I have mentioned here, before — I must retreat from the world and look at beautiful fabric and glorious dresses.

I wear rags, myself, mostly, but sometimes my heart just aches for beauty. Thanks to an unknown reader who ordered this book from Amazon, through this site I now have my first “stash”. A book of 100 dresses and belonging to a Met collection, but rarely seen. My blog can’t do justice to the glorious photos.

Mother’s Day is coming. I wonder if I dare ask my son to enable his mother’s fixation with this?

And by the way, thanks to all who make amazon purchases through this site. I get to play a little bit from the fallout, at no additional cost to you, and I am grateful for it!

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  • http://www.rosaryworkout.com Peggy Bowes

    Those look amazing! I love beautiful fabrics too. Anchoress, if you ever get to San Antonio, visit the Witte Museum’s collection of Fiesta gowns. They are breathtaking.

  • Janet Scragg

    If you love fabric, dresses and the art of making beautiful things check out this exhibit site.
    I can’t wait to go…, probably need to do this as a Mom’s day out though. http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/yves-saint-laurent-retrospective

  • http://martinseke.blogspot.com Gypsy

    How gorgeous! The best part of when I used to do (amateur) theater was when I made it into something with a big enough budget to rent professional costumes. I’ll never forgot some of the dresses I got to wear for Hello, Dolly!

    To get my real life fix, I’ve shopped at thrift and vintage stores since I was in grade school. Of course they don’t come remotely near those gorgeous Met gowns, but the detail and quality so far surpass anything one can get now. Sigh.


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