Saturday, January 1, 2011
We are proud to start 2011 with the launch of a new and improved FineFabrics.com, which we will be once again updating nearly every day! Our first featured fabric is a fabulous line of viscose and lycra knit prints, made for us by a very exclusive fabric printer in France.
These are a preview of what you will be seeing on the runways for Spring/Summer 2012!
I have started making a wrap dress, inspired by Vogue Pattern 8631, using our Tropical Destinations, Inviting and Rejuvenating in French Knit Print for our let's start the New Year living the way we are supposed to live vacation to Tahiti.
The pied piper called us just 2 weeks ago to invite us on an 11 night cruise through the Society Islands and Tuamotus aboard the Paul Gauguin. Instead of scrambling to finish a new wardrobe the night before leaving, I decided to let this dress be my first sewing project completed for 2011.
That is my New Year's resolution, to relish in life and all we do while living. Its not about the project's completion, but the process.
To that end, early this morning, before any other guests stirred, I started the year with a 2,000 meter swim in the infinity pool of the Beachcomber Intercontinental Hotel on Papeete, Tahiti.
Tired and still dehydrated from the 8 hour flight from Los Angeles, I had to fight to keep swimming. I had to keep reminding myself that there was no where else I had to be. No one was waiting for me to arrive at the office or store. I did not need to look to when my swim would have to end. I could keep swimming all day if I chose to. And with each stroke, I became stronger and more alive and enjoyed it more.
That is the way I will approach my sewing, and each thing I do this year. I trust it will be reflected in the ever changing offerings we will have for you at FineFabrics.com. I trust that you will enjoy the results.