Let’s just cut to the chase and talk about the New York Fabric, eh?
I think I’m in the minority, but I honestly love Spandex House. I love them for their vast assortment of all things Lycra.
I’m all about making some bras. My favorites are $42 and I’m ready to save some money on those and I’d like some pretty bras! So, I got this pretty plaid, power netting, under wires, elastic, casing and black lace to make some. These were all from Spandex House and the findings are from Greenberg and Hammer. The fabric can still be found on to SH website (search ‘plaid’). I ordered several Kwik Sew patterns last night from PatternReview.com so I’ll be good to go soon.
For garment sewing, I totally went the print route 🙂 The first and last are from Metro Textile. The chain link is a knit (def needs lining). The brown polka dot is from Spandex House and will be a cowl top (I hope. I only bought one yard when I thought they would be pan.ties). The polka dot swiss dot is for a blouse, and the pink and cream seersucker ahould be capris and a jacket for work.
Finally, I got my zippers and rivets for my denim/sherpa biker jacket.
What didn’t I get? I wanted something in yellow and I forgot to look for matte jersey for another Hot Patterns Cosmopolitan Dress. I thought I would this morning before I caught the bus, but my suitcase was heavy, it was starting to rain and it would have been a six block walk back to Penn Station.
Despite the crazy prices, I feel like a trip to NYC requires a stop for cupcakes.
I bought six. Ate three and gave two to my friend who picked me up from the bus stop. Red Velvet is hands down my favorite. Thank you NYC for starting the cupcake craze!
As for the wedding, I wore a different dress than planned. My cotton dress was deemed not dressy enough by the assorted Aunts, Trena and my mother (via email). I must have known because I brought three dresses with me to Brooklyn!
Which, I mentioned in our last Podcast is VERY similar to a dress in the June 2009 BWOF. This is only the second time I’ve gotten to wear this dress. I bought it from a clearance store about three years ago.
Finally, I also got to see my Granny this weekend before she heads back to Carriacou. Isn’t she styling at 86?