Been meaning to post this for a week or so now...
A year or two ago, I purchased a bundle from Fabric Mart that had some fabulous tattersal tropical wool in it. I marked it 'gorgeous' and added it to the stash, sending it off to the bin w/a fond memory of how lovely the colors were ... and particularly thinking of some golden hash-type marks that lit up the fabric. I distinctly remember sitting on my sofa, holding the fabric just so the light hit it perfectly. Such a nice fabric would require a special garment.
Sometime after that, this wool fabric showed up on Gorgeous Things.
I was SURE it was the same wool. It was uncanny how similar it was. I smiled, thinking how fortunate I was to already own such a lovely piece.
But...this winter I sorted and organized my fabric stash. I thought I'd pull that piece and compare it to the photo on the website and see if they really were the same piece.
And I could NOT find the fabric I recalled so vividly.
I did find the piece of fabric that I'd gotten in the bundle from FM...and it was nothing like the piece I remembered or the piece on the GT website. Not the same pattern, not the same colors.
I hunted through all my records of past fabric purchases. I could find no record of purchasing any wool that I didn't have physically in front of me at that moment. And I record EVERYTHING.
So from that moment, I was fascinated by the fabric on Ann's site.
And, at the last sale, I finally succumbed. I bought 3 yards. It's in the 'fabric in' picture at the bottom of this post.
No, it's not a dead ringer for the fabric I must've dreamed about handling. It's heavier and the pattern is larger. But, yeah, it is still marvelous and will still make something great.
I just gotta quit hearing the Twilight Zone music every time I look at it...