All of the garments in the store, were designed and made by her. She also designs her own fabrics too! There were photos of her recent Fashion Week (in Spain) runway designs adorning the walls of the store. You could have knocked me over with a feather...I was really like the kid in the candy store! I couldn't believe she was based right here in Tampa, FL and I didn't know it!!
Well if that wasn't enough shock for me, guess who comes walking out of the back of the store? Marisu Maranda herself!!! We talked for quite some time and I told her I blog about sewing and just came in to browse fabrics. She politely walked me over to take a look at her latest fabrics, some Michael Kors 100% silk jersey in about 5 different colors. They all looked like little jewels...but the red called my name, so I purchased it. I told Marisu I'd definitely be back, (not real often though, my wallet is a little too small for the extremely expensive fabrics!) but I just loved being in the store for inspiration!
Here's the fabric I purchased from her store....
It's really soft and silky with a 2-way stretch, very light weight too. This will be my first time working with 100% silk jersey and hopefully, it won't be my last! As I stated in my last post, I had already decided to make Butterick 5495. (review my muslin post below). I decided to add some trim to the bottom of this top just for that little "me" affect! I think it turned out kind of cute but now I'm second guessing myself and thinking about removing the trim.
What do you think? Doesn't the trim make it look more like a night shirt??? My hubbie says no and I should leave it as is! Let me know what you all think??
I need your honest opinions! Anxiously waiting...Happy Sewing!