So you know what happened next, right? Yeah, I went and I came home with this:
3 yards of a wonderful, silky cotton that matches an amazing piece of a coral linen/cotton blend that's already in my fabric collection and looks so good with this... I also bought a piece of white linen (not pictured) for my June Capsule Wardrobe...
This matelaise is for my dress for Mother's Day - it will be used just for accent pieces but whoa what accents - more about the dress this weekend!
However, I was thrilled to get out of Kashi's with an attitude adjustment, without going too deeply into debt and without acquiring an entirely new wing to my fabric collection. As one of my friends said, "That man is dangerous!" *LOL*
So I'm headed back to the A train, I round the corner onto 8th Avenue, walk past the Dunkin' Donuts and realize that I'm right in front of Ebads Fabrics. Before I knew about Kashi & Metro Textiles, I bought almost every piece of linen that I sewed with from my friend Nabil, Ebads owner. I thought I would just duck in real quick, say "hi!" and see what linens he had...I hate to tell you this folks but his linen prices are even better than Kashi's!!!
I didn't get any linen...I got this:
It is a very lightweight, sheer, cotton toile and right away it told me that it wants to be a 50's style shirtdress. So if anyone knows of a great pattern for a plus size chick, please share. Vintage, non-vintage, new or indy, I am willing to consider it! Because if Ethel Mertz could wear one of those shirtwaist dresses...by dang, I think I can too!
So now I'm home...I've got fabric dreams, wonderful, awesome things I want to sew...I just need some time! But isn't that the cry of most of us sewists....