One of my favourite customers wanted the Underwater Sister party frock from my sale but it had already gone to another of my favourite customers. I offered to make another but she wasn't enamoured with the orange linen reverse side. I wracked my brains and scoured my fabric closet for an alternative. Because my life is just like Faust, Mephistopheles appeared with a fabric in his hands...
A gorgeous chocolate brown velvet with tiny spots that perfectly matches the mermaids' hair. I forgot I had it, all five metres of it. This is probably because I have a guardian angel.
This spotty velvet looks innocent enough, but if Satan had a fabric range, this would be his bestseller. It was very close to impossible to sew with. It slipped all over the place even when I pinned it to death.
Take a very good look, because this might be the only time you see this fabric. Unless I burn it on a pyre and take pictures. Or get amnesia.