Ok, I left the Garment District and the Meet-Up with this feeling that I didn’t do the district justice and my full undivided attention, no offence to the lovely ladies that I met on Saturday, it’s just that I felt there were several stores that I neglected and that I simply must return. So on the Monday (as Sunday it is closed) I did just that.
|So much lovely trim to adore|
I am not sure how one approaches these many stores with any sense of logic, however I just went from store to store popping my head in to see if they were of interest. Many of them were fancy dress fabrics for weddings, formals and the like, so not really to my interest. There were loads of fabulous trim shops, but for these I think I would prefer to have a project in mind.
Of course I had to head back to Mood, as I only spent about an hour and a half there previously as just needed more time! I met the lovely Noel who looked after me.
I bought the following fabrics:
|From left: Dusky pink wool (ok this is for winter, but was so soft I couldn’t resist), coordinating light floral cotton voile, taupe rayon print|
This is enough fabric for me at the moment and I shouldn’t have to buy anything now for ages. I can now fully plan my summer wardrobe and will start sewing this week. Don’t you just love fabulous new textiles??
Now I just need to start saving to return to NYC next year to make my purchases for my winter wardrobe….I wish.