Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Great Moments in Fabric Literature, Vol I

'...Now that I come to think of it,' he went on, stalking like Adam across the room to his brown paper parcel, 'here is a present to go with the jewel.' He unwrapped a swathe of Lyons silk velvet, blacker than the darkest night.
After several shrieks of rapture she thanked him very prettily, congratulated him on his brilliant conduct in putting their affairs in order - she had always been sure that he could do it, however complicated, wrapped a fold or two around her pure white torso...

From Patrick O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, pg 187

Painting from wikipedia. There is some very interesting fashion information there about this time period.


AuntieAllyn said...

I've heard of "food porn", but this is the first "fabric porn" I've seen! Great stuff!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

How fun!