We in the Japanese Hippie Doomsday Cult lead a simple life in our homemade clothing. So can we help it if we sometimes get distracted by shiny objects?
While looking for some inexpensive fabric to try making Happy Homemade Sew Chic pattern N, “Jersey Bolero-style Jacket,” I happened upon this on the remnant rack. It’s a loose polyester knit with a metallic thread running through it.
Here’s a close-up. Can you see the shiny?
The bolt says the fabric has Lurex in it. What’s that? My reference book “Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book” defines Lurex as “a brand name of a type of metallic yarn or fabric, usually a synthetic fibre, with a vaporized layer of aluminum.”
Oooh, vaporized. Goes with the whole “doomsday” thing. I bought the remnant, almost 2 yards.