A Serious Fabric Sale
At its Atlanta location, The Silk Trading Co. continues to offer significant price reductions on yard after yard of pretty fabric. This location is scheduled to close at the end of the month, so now is a good time to grab something you've had your eye on. Their linen-cotton seersucker, "Fusilli Stripe," for example, is currently marked down to around $15 per yard. Here it's all about instant gratification; the shop is open to retail customers and the trade, and fabric is cut directly from the bolt while you wait. You can walk out the door with your yardage.
BTW: Selvedge says seersucker originates from the Hindi word srsaker, meaning "milk and sugar," like the alternating rough and smooth stripes woven into the light cotton fabric. Its characteristic pucker makes the fabric easy to care for, at least when used for fashion. This year on May 15, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts "Sippin' in Seesucker," where guests will enjoy Mint Juleps and other Southern cocktails while wearing the classic cloth.
In case you need a little inspiration, stripes (cabana and what appears to be seersucker) done by the master -- Windsor Smith. Photography by Lisa Romerein for C Magazine, June 2007.
And an oft-posted favorite, walls covered with tailored stripes in an Amelia Handegan-designed bedroom. Image originally appeared in Southern Accents, July-August 2003. Photo by Pieter Estersohn.