I purchased 3 yards of this purple red-flecked wool:
To make a similiar skirt suit:
I had originally pegged this teal boucle:
for a skirt suit, but I love the coat Vera Wang made of the material:
I also grabbed a yard of this chartreuse woven:
for a skirt:
The "techno tafettas", which the above jacket and top are made of, are on sale, but there aren't many colors. I wish the blue above was available, as I adore the yellow and blue combination!
There are other fabrics from the same collection (which I did not get), such as the jacquard for this dress, and a navy circle jacquard as well:
I just love off-season shopping: insane prices and, if you pack the items away and forget about them, a pleasant surprise later on. I purchased a large order of Ralph Lauren chino from fabrics.com last year when they were marked down to $1.95/yard, and now have a large stash to pick from for spring. Since I am not buying clothing, I'm glad that I can still get an off-season bargain thrill from fabric shopping!