Did You Miss Me? I Missed You!

Sorry I've been awol for so long — lots going on!

I hope to resume regular posting tomorrow, but until then, please enjoy/recoil in shock and horror from this fantastic fabric sent to me by Julie.

Meat fabric

The more I look at this fabric, the more I want it. It says "Stunt Dress for the Cattlemen's Association Ball" to me (not that I've been invited). But, sadly, I don't know where to buy it online. Do you? Leave a comment!

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45 thoughts on “Did You Miss Me? I Missed You!

  1. Mmmmmmm, looks like a T-bone, but couldn’t it also be a center cut pork chop?? Swine are getting a bad rap these days…

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  2. I don’t know where to buy it, but I’d love some as well. My sister-in-law raises grass-fed beef and sells it. This would be PERFECT for her.

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  3. It’d make a great dress for a barbecue. Ashley Wilkes likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite and a beef-based frock.

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  4. As a vegetarian who doesn’t look good in too much white, I think I’ll pass. However, something short and tight modelled with the ironic sense of ‘being treated like a piece of meat’ would be pretty funny on a red carpet somewhere.Or perhaps a nice dress, worn to a press conference where one expected ‘to get a roasting’.Cheers,AJ

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  5. I’m not sure where one would buy this kind of fabric online. From the pic, and the sign in French, I’d say it’s probably not in the US! In fact, the general look of the photo reminds me of the fabric shops in the medina (old city) in Tunis. (Btw, Erin, I took your fabric buying advice last summer when I was there, and ended up mailing 12 meters of fabric to myself. πŸ˜€ Still haven’t used any of it, but it is quite lovely and it makes me happy to see it in my stash.)

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  6. It isn’t the US, but it has to be someplace that trades in dollars. I am going to a barn dance in Wyoming next month; this fabric would make an excellent skirt!

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  7. Beef it does the body good!Beef its whats for dinner.One of those nice full skirt 50s dressses with nipped waist and full swing flare on the arm of Sam Elliot didnt he do the commercial about Beff its whats for dinner???I am horrible its monday please forgive me!Raven

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  8. The tags are written in French but the currency is $ – might that not make it a shop somewhere in French-speaking Canada?

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  9. I’m sure you’ll make the perfect dress and story to go with it. I enjoyed your chat on PR last night. Thank you for that.

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  10. That graphic looks verrrry similar to a Threadless tshirt I bought for a good friend a few years ago…it was red and had a print of a t-bone on it…Google image search to the rescue!

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  11. I’d be willing to bet that this was taken in Montreal. It matches with the other guesses of “French speaking place with North American money symbols”, but the clincher is the Canadiens Hockey logo fabric up in the right top corner. It’s totally Montreal. We have tons of fabric stores here, but I’d venture that this is from someplace in Plaza St Hubert.

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  12. I see kitchen/dining room cafe curtains? You could make different sets to match the food you’re serving….there could be vegetable ones, pasta ones…

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  13. Well, I don’t know about the fabric, but I’ve got a daughter in Laramie who could probably get you an invite to the ball!

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  14. I’m with Cookie, I was thinking kitchen too. Curtains, tablecloth, etc. I can’t exactly imagine a dress out of meat.

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  15. Yes, Pinup Dresses…our drapery, linen and upholstery vision for thematic dining is sure to sweep America once this fabric is tracked down, and we find the poultry version, etc. BUT perhaps a short little apron should be made in each version, too, so when the perfect little 1950’s housewife greets her hubby at the door, he knows what’s for dinner before even seeing the curtains, etc. (Although, maybe he sees our Thematic Dinner Curtains from outside, already, while pulling into driveway? Must think on this.)

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  16. I like the idea of a ball dress out of the steak fabric. Elsa Schiaparelli did a ball gown with a huge Dali inspired lobster printed on it in 1937. She also did a mutton chop shaped beret, but not to be worn with the ball gown ( that would be a bit much, right?)

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  17. Cookie, the idea of matching apron and curtains makes me very, very happy. Please come to Vegas and shop with me!-Sandra

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  18. I’m vegan and i love this fabric, it screams opportunity for contradiction and pranks…if only it was in Spotlight in sydney!

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  19. I want to use it to decorate the storefront of the meat locker where we buy quarter cows. Their decor scheme is very functional. All that adorns their walls are award plaques from the state fair–best meat stick snack 2008, etc. To their credit, the walls damn near full; the awards go from the ceiling to my waist with barely 2 space between them.

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  20. I’d also say that this comes from somewhere in Quebec, Canada, and is probably in Montreal. Most of the awesome, little shops there don’t have websites so someone would have to search for the fabric on foot. It would be better if the manufacturer could be found… but since the fabric is on sale (vente = sale), it might be discontinued, making that search harder, too.

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  21. Aha! Lainevierge is close! Its from Montreal, just north of Plaza St-Hubert — on St-Hubert, just north of Jean-Talon, on the east side. (I forget the name but its the first fabric store on the right north of Jean-Talon.)If you reeeeeeeeeeeeally want it, you can Paypal me the cost and the shipping! (Id totally gift it but Im unemployed and broke at the mo.)

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  22. Maybe the producers of Americas Got Talent (and other such TV delights) should make little outfits out of this to present to their contestants? Meeooww!!!

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  23. Im guessing Quebec because the signs are in French, but the prices are in dollars. Where else uses French and dollars (Canadian)?

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  24. Youve probably already heard about spoonflower.com—the site lets you upload a visual design and custom print small lots of fabric—you can also share your designs there as well. So far only lightweight cotton, but the possibilities are endless…

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  25. I saw this today while shopping on St-Hubert. The store is Saratex-Sams Fabrics. Theres two signs on two storefronts but its all one store inside. It didnt have a pricetag on it but it was in the doorway of the clearance cubby, and theres three bolts of it ;-)514-278-9761, and they speak English.

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  26. This is sold in the huge fabric store on the corner of Jean Talon and St. Hubert in Montreal. I saw this on your post and I knew exactly where to go! I bought over 4 yards, so I may have some leftovers when I finish my project.

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  27. This is a really thick cotton. I just bought it at the textiles store on the corner of St Hubert and Jean Talon here in Montreal. I bought 2 meters to make a bbq dress and Ill probably have leftover fabric. Should I put it up on ebay?

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