Delivering the Goods

Nearly sixty yards of silk and silk/wool fabric have arrived in the last two days.  They will soon be joined by another six yards of wide silk taffeta, and ten off-white goatskins that are currently traveling across the country toward Seattle.  Now that the goods are being delivered, it's time for me to deliver the goods -- I'll spend this week making patterns, next week cutting, and soon we'll be fully underway, putting together the main pieces of the collection.  It is exciting to be at this point, a full bolt of silk crepe at my disposal, and energizing to think that the garments I've been sketching and mentally engineering are soon to exist in the world and not just my imagination. If you love to create from whole cloth, you know what I mean.

Rolls of dressed spun silk, photo Keystone View Company