Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just a short post today...

The fabric on this pillow is the MOST expensive fabric I have ever sewn on.  It cost $1700 per yard! That is SEVENTEEN HUNDRED not seventeen or one hundred seventy, but seventeen hundred.   It was an Italian silk velvet.  When I found out the cost, I asked, "Is it woven with  gold?"  Apparently not, but I cannot for the life of me understand how and why it should cost so much.  Amazing!

  I made this many years ago, when I lived in Chicago.  My client was an art dealer and had lots and lots of disposable income.  She was my first big client and next time I will post pictures of my very first slipcovers, benches in her dining area.  

3 comments:

Breathing Beside Us said...

It must have been woven with gold!
Thank goodness she choose "YOU" to cut into it!
XOXO Deb

TUTU Monkey said...

$1700 are you kidding me.....I would have been sewing very S.....L....O....W.......

Melinda Cornish said...

I could never cut into it! SCARY! Melinda