First. Am so excited about my fabric samples that came from Spoonflower yesterday. This little foxy print is one I designed in Inkscape last fall in just the blue and orange. It took a $1 swatch sale at Spoonflower last month for me to try out a few other colors. Still like the blue best, but the pink/orange combo is a close second. More on these later, but if, perchance, you need some foxy fabric of your own, these are now available in my Spoonflower shop. What do you think??
Second. I finally saw Moonrise Kingdom this past weekend with Mr Rae (it finally made it to our indie theater here in Ann Arbor) and I lalaloved it. Not as much from a what-a-great-story standpoint but more of a “wow that is really cool/hilarious/amazing!” standpoint. Let’s be honest, Wes Anderson’s story lines are more of a delivery vehicle for the more central cinematography, music, and styling aspects than anything else.
Skip to the point Rae. How much do I love Suzy’s pink dress? Lots.
image via Moonrise Kingdom
So, question: Is there a way to combine the uber-adorbsible collar, awesome color, and (dare I dream of finding something similar) textured fabric without needing to go the mini-dress route, which, let’s face it is going to look hilarious on my 30-something self? I am dying for the color, fabric, collar, and cuffs. Did I mention that already?
Third. Brenda of Pink Castle informed me last week that the Washi fabric line has been discontinued. Waaah. Let’s hear it for a good, long run for the Washi line, woot!! And before you weep into your coffee cup, know that the word in the blogosphere is that Rashida Coleman-Hale is currently working on another line for Cloud 9 that is sure to be just as fantastic!
So what does this mean hey? It means all bets are off if you plan to recreate this dress unless you can find it and snap it up now:
The Washi Dress pattern is coming-oh-so-soon (tester copies are out as of this week, yay!), and just so you know, Brenda has the Washi tape prints left yet (at least 39 yards of the beige, 16 yards of the grey as of this writing) and you will need 2.5 yards for the smaller sizes (up to about a size M/women’s 8 ) and 3 yards for the larger sizes (up to about a women’s size 16).