I added an extra day to my Sydney trip just to visit Tessuti. No complaints from Peter, and he even told me that he had luggage room for any fabric I bought. Whatta man! The photo above is taken out the front of their Surry Hills store.
So I finally got to meet the lovely Colette in person. I just love meeting people who are enthusiastic about fabric...kindred spirits. Colette even took me to her local coffee jaunt, where I had to confess that I don't drink coffee. I don't normally pass on that detail until at least the second date :-), but I can confirm that their pies are something special.
Now onto the fabric. I spent literally hours in that store and could have stayed longer. Because there is a dirth of fabric stores where I live, I use my holidays to stock up. I have my favourite stores and mostly I just find one or two pieces in each that I love. These days I mostly start with a fabric and then pick a pattern, as doing it the other way round leads to frustration when I can't find what I want. In Tessuti however, there was so much that was good. I ended up being a bit overwhelmed...I should have drawn up that wardrobe plan first!
I did restrain myself, not intentionally, but because I couldn't pull the thoughts together in my head. When I got home, I was surprised to find that the fabrics worked together. The above is a pile of fabrics for me...all plains...a couple of organic knits, a shirt-weight woven, a couple of linens and a silk bottom weight. I also bought a couple of prints for my little girl (the boys miss out again) and a few lycra swimwear lengths.
Thanks Colette, for a great day!