I just LOVE getting packages in the mail so I was very excited when the postman brought me a box from Hot Patterns this week! In it, of course, were my two purse patterns and a beautiful cotton/lycra from HP’s Ebay store (link in previous post). Those of you who know me know that I am always on the lookout for fabulous quality knits – this one is really beautiful! It is so soft and the print and colors are beautiful. I would generally expect to pay $18/yd for a cotton/lycra of this quality so this one, at $12.45/yd was a real bargain. Since the print is so pretty, I think I’ll just make a very simple scoop-neck top with elbow-length sleeves.
My friends know that I generally steer clear of florals, preferring abstract designs instead. On someone my age, an inappropriate or incorrectly used floral can be either matronly or juvenile so I generally use them with caution. I was attracted to the stylized flowers and open spaces in this print. It definitely does not look little-girly or old-ladyish!