The internet and sewing is a strange combination, but it works. I credit PR with making me more aware of fashion, showing me a huge range of patterns sources from around the world, teaching me a lot about fitting and techniques, and introducing me to some very nice people. Specifically, thanks to the fact that I'm part of the organizing committee for the first Canadian PR Weekend - to take place in Montreal, Quebec next June - I have met new friends Anne-Marie (Mahler) and ConnieBJ, (who could not join us this weekend), Rhonda (with her lovely Foksy keeping her company), Claire, Margaret and Alex.
I drove to Montreal this weekend to continue the planning process, and to check and make sure the Montreal stores hadn't run out of fabric. I'm so happy to report that the planning did progress, and that there is fabric to be had. I finally got to visit the fabulous Madeleine Soie et Laine where I found:
Amazing sheer but substantial Armani wool (black).
And at my other favorite store, Couture-Elle, I found a lovely piece of suiting - mostly wool but Mr. Couture-Elle's expert burn test revealed this one also has some silk and rayon in it:
On my way home in the car, this one revealed to me that it wanted to be this Burda jacket.