Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

5.02.2009

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.

10 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

I'm a sucker for fabric and stripes of any kind. Probably just as well that I'm not there. btw - I saw Southern Cosmopolitan the other day - THAT is a good book.

Style Court said...

Me too on the stripes. And I envy Susan getting to do research on the book!

My Notting Hill said...

This is timely info - I'll be in Atlanta on the 11th. Hopefully there will still be some fabric left. Thanks.

victoria thorne said...

love the definition of seersucker...marvelous!

the instant gratification part sounds lovely (and dangerous)...

GrannySmithGreen said...

I adore a good sale and fabulous seersucker to boot! Yay! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Style Court said...

You too GSG.

Notting Hill, hope you score something great!

zoe said...

Oh perfect! Im looking to cover my bar stool seats with a cool fabric. Thanks for the heads up!

home before dark said...

I, too, love to upholster walls and almost always it has been a stripe. It adds texture but doesn't dominate. Loved the definition of seersucker. Words and fabric— a serious passion.

Ideezine said...

Who could't resist. I love fabric and one of the first items I made was an apron, working towards a sewing badge, with my sister for girl scouts. Now as an interior designer I just have to see the fabric and the memories come right on in...as inspiration.

Haven and Home said...

How fabulous are those walls?