Okay, I won’t make you wait any longer. Here’s my haul from the recent trip to NYC. I will let the pictures do the talking… mostly ;)
This is one of my favorite finds — a silk Shantung or dupioni with grey and black large-scale paisley print and bright navy blue sequin embellishments. Perhaps a dress and/or blouse if I can squeeze it out of the three yards I bought.
On the left a Missoni sweater knit remnant I got for $40 (about 2.5 yards), and on the right 1.5 yards of cashmere and linen blend for a sweater with an exposed hot pink zipper up the back (zipper coming up soon).
Both knits, on the left a more stable piece with chocolate brown, aqua, tan, and white; on the right, a jersey with olive green, aqua, brown, and white. Knit top from the piece on the left and maybe a DVF-style wrap dress from the piece on the right. 3 yards of each.
On the left, one yard of a gorgeous black woven fabric with texture and sheen, destined to become a LBD or pencil skirt for dressier occasions. On the right, 4 yards of a wide navy and white stripe knit for a maxi skirt.
My two leather hides — one in mint and one in chocolate. Both of these were on the sale rack and cost $25 each. I came out pretty good compared to the ladies who were buying enough hides to make jackets and skirts. I don’t have the guts for something like that yet! We’ll see if these little delicious-smelling babies can whip up into a cute clutch purse or a case for my iPad.
So that’s a grand total of 53.5 yards of fabric, two hides of leather, one zipper, one belt buckle, and one roll of tracing paper (not pictured). How much did I spend? Come on, ladies — my husband reads this blog, too! :)
I had a blast visiting NYC and scouring the city for the best fabric I could find. I know it will be years (if ever) before I sew all this up, but I can’t wait to go back again and discover more treasures. I would also love to spend more time seeing more of the sites that the city has to offer. Have you ever been to NYC? I’d love to hear about your favorite Big Apple experience!