Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy (very) early Birthday to me

I made the mistake of doing a quick run through of my favorite online fabric haunts this morning and stumbled upon this:


Black, grey and green stylized houndstooth print. 100% wool sweaterknit. From Diane Von Furstenberg.

Somebody hold me.

I've professed my love for her before and this print is so up my alley. I love the colors and the vaguely retro vibe. I immediately started envisioning a simple sweater dress with bracelet length sleeves and an exposed back zipper. Paired with black tights and booties. To die for, right? This print is from her Fall 2008 RTW collection and I think the scale is probably somewhere between this coat and the skirt.

But it's expensive. Like, really expensive.

I showed my co-worker, who was no help whatsoever, as she suggested buying it and calling it an early birthday present to myself. I've gone back and forth all day, even sending an email to Linda from Emma One Sock and asking whether it would even be an appropriate fabric for a dress. If not, I was willing to pass. After getting the affirmative from her, it pretty much sealed the deal. I just pulled the trigger on the most expensive fabric order I've ever made.

Again, somebody hold me.

My wallet may be screaming bloody murder, but I'm smiling like the cheshire cat. I cannot wait to get my hands on that fabric! Happy early birthday to me! :D

13 comments:

weezermonkey said...

!!! It is a coup to get that DVF print!

So...wrap dress?

Tasia said...

Totally worth it - look how much joy it's brought you already, and you havent even got your hands on it yet! It's an investment piece, or you're going to make it into one.. something like that! Excellent score :)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Too bad I just bought some fabric this week or this would be coming to my house too! Alas those silly budgets!

Be sure to let us know what you end up making it into! I am so excited for you! That is going to be such a gorgeous dress!

Miss Dandy said...

That fabric is completely amazing!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Yes, but the dress you make from it will be sooooo awesome and people won't believe you made it!

BTW, were your ears burning today...cause we were talking about your Vogue hybrid dress!

10yearstogether said...

Nice! And even without the birthday justification, you deserve it!

stitchywitch said...

I love that print - it's going to look great on you, and it's totally worth the birthday splurge!

Julie said...

Always a good idea to make that birthday present exactly what you want! Is it really more of a late present though? If you work backwards, that way you still have leeway to have something else later!

Leslie said...

It'll be totally worth it. :)

dapotato said...

SUCH an awesome print. happy early birthday! can't wait to see what you make out of the fabric.

Winnie said...

Can't wait to see what you make with it!

rosemarie said...

Oooh lovely fabric. Sent you a PM on PR.

Feminist Gold Digger said...

I love friends that are a bad influence. :)