November 23, 2016 Hall of Swatches

Museum Visit (Field Trip)

So I had the pleasure of visiting the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum and as you can imagine it was very stylish. The exhibit displays many of the designer’s early drafts, sketches, and collection pieces.  It was remarkable to see how his career evolved over the years and included clothes for paper dolls (from magazine cut outs) he made as a teen, where he then invited his sisters to tea and a fashion show – adorable! Blue BootsThere were many things to love about the exhibit but what I liked most was how each sketch had a swatch of fabric attached so you knew what type was used – definitely gave me the feeling of, “oh, I could do that!” (Yeah, right!)

My all time favorite part of the exhibit is what I like to call the Hall of Swatches! It was simple but seeing all the fabric color coordinated and under the lights it just looked lovely. Are you in the Seattle area? If you haven’t made a visit to the museum yet you definitely should, it ends Jan 8, 2017.

If you’ve had a chance to check it out what did you think?

About Kesha


Kesha is our resident expert on fabric, sewing, and fun DIY projects. She writes about sewing, patterns, and fun projects. She also likes to write about local events featuring fabric, design inspiration, and more.

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