Scallops Are Not Just For EatingPosted: June 24, 2009
The universe is talking to me. Ever since the SS2009 shows I’ve been noticing scallop edgings in the most unlikely of places like….
…. on the roof of the bandstand in the local park…..
… and on people’s letterboxes.
The only time I’ve ever worn anything with a scallop edging was as a child, in the form of a variety of pointelle type cardigans with the pretty pretty scallop edge that I’ve steered clear of in adulthood. I always thought was a bit naff til I saw these…
Suddenly, the twee scallop edging from my childhood has been given a serious dose of sophistication with no pointelle cardi in sight. To say I love the SS09 collections from Chloe and Christopher Kane would be an understatement as I adore the diaphanous suiting with the dreamlike overlay of discs. The stegosaurus style scallop inserts along the jacket sleeves and trouser side seams, take what would otherwise be plain items to a complete nother level and create a silhouette that looks like its been cut out with pinking shears.
As I’m now on scallop watch, imagine how excited I was to go on my usual traipse around a local fabric store and see these…..
OH MY GOODNESS ME! I stopped dead in my tracks and bought a length of the black INSTANTLY. I was told its called “centipede taffeta” and really- what else could it be called apart from that?! Its not horrible and scratchy like taffeta can sometimes be and its got a soft sheen to it. I’ve made a skirt and even though its taffeta and all centipedey I’m not saving it for special occasions and evenings out- oh no matey bob, I’m wearing this thing whenever the hell I feel like it.
Next stop- hot pink centipede skirt! If you want one in any colour shown, any size, contact me at fatgirlclothes at yahoo dot com and lets talk!