The hardest part BY FAR in the DYA journey is finding amazing, beautiful fabric that will do what I want structurally whilst looking fantastic and flattering the figure all at once. Not much to ask really! While some designs require a simple elegant fabric that doesn’t detract from the design, others need an awesome textile that becomes the focal point of the look. Regular readers of my blog will recall my obsession with gold (I won’t sing the song again). For the past 2 months I’ve been on a MASSIVE search for gold fabric in Sydney, Melbourne, China, Thailand and the US (most via the www cause I’m broke and a world fabric tour right now would be financially catastrophic). The closest I’ve come to a decent gold is illustrated below. Unfortunately up close it tends to look more rock eisteddfod faaaaabulous rather than expensive chic… FAIL! Where now? Back to the drawing board. Or maybe Italy.