A friend was in town from Canada today and I gave her a tour of the garment district. Knowing that I will be shopping again soon (fyi, there’s a NYC PR Shopping day on August 28th, check it out!), I was very frugal. Honest! I only bought two fabrics, invisible zippers and a separating zipper for Karen. Oh and I got a twin stretch needle! Yippee!
For some reason, my pc ate my picture of the stretch cotton chambray I bought and I’m too lazy to take it and download it again (my pc is really old and crotchety, just like me). This will be used for my first iteration of Butterick 5147. I finished the second muslin last night and I love it! Now I just have to decide if I want to use cotton batiste as the lining or not since I want to be able to wash this dress and not dry clean it. Hmmm…. Game time decision I think.
The second fabric I bought I almost didn’t buy. It was a little on the expensive side for me at $18/yd, but the cutter game me $2 off per yard, so it was definitely worth it in the end. It’s a silk twill border print. It just spoke to me right away. I am really into silk twills lately. I just love the hand, the feel, and the drape. What’s not to like about silk though right?
But enough of the wordy stuff… Here’s the picture of my latest beautiful fabric.
Happy sewing everyone!