|Rooms upon rooms of fabric. Heck yeah!|
Have you heard of Bassetti Tessuti? (which is really fun to say!)
Before I'd read the NYT article about them and been to Rome, I hadn't either. In planning my trip to Italy last month, I KNEW I had to stop there. I'd heard it was overwhelming, amazing and so fabulous they gave you a GUIDE, but until I got there, I had NO idea what kind of "Alice in Wonderland" kind of experience I was in for. Floor-to-ceiling fabrics of all sorts. Here, a room full of men's suiting, there, a room full of crisp cotton shirting. 99.9% of it completely unavailable in the US. I was like a kid in a candy store, but oh, what candy!
So, without further ado, let me show you what I bought and what I plan to do with it.
|Alpaca wool in teal and purple : Soft enough for some beautiful sweaters! |
Anyone got a good sweater pattern?
I'm open to suggestions.
|100% silk panel. This will be hemmed into a scarf.|
|Black and white burnout velvet. I'm thinking of a long-sleeved button up. Cute over a tank top and trousers.|
|Bitmapped 100% silk fabric from Gianni Versace (!!). Destined to be one of these.|
|Olive burnout velvet. Will be lined in nude and made into a tank top.|
|Heavy lycra jersey destined to be cute, long-sleeved tops. Possibly with cowls (my new favourite thing!)|
|The splurge: sequins! That are black on one side…|
|And silver on the other. This will be a tube top to be worn under sweaters and jackets.|