So last Sunday I cut out the dress and the coat from the wool tweed and realized that I was a yard short of the wool tweed...not enough to make the sleeves. Then I got anxious about how much lace I had and decided more was better than less...
Monday after work I headed back to Mood to pick up additional fabric and the peach silk charmeuse for the lining...
Guipure lace, peach silk charmeuse, peach wool tweed (left to right)
That was the first fabric run. Then fabric showed up in the mail during the week...yeah I know I have a problem but I think I started the post with it's been a long week and fabric makes me feel better. It's way better than a couple of drinks, at least in my world.
poly/lycra panel print knits
The weather started to turn midweek. I hate rainy days because it makes commuting a total pain in the arse! But I hate snow even more...well Thursday it did both it rained and snowed but I still ventured out to meet the MSN bloggers after work for dinner in NYC...
Peter and Meg (Instagram Pics)
Lladybird, Oona and Ginger (more Instagram photos)
It was great getting to meet Lauren (Lladybird), Sonja (Gingermakes) and Peter (Male Pattern Boldness) for the first time! Dinner was fun and all about sewing because what else would we talk about?
Then Friday morning I woke up to this...
6am from my bedroom window
6:40am on my way to the street to the bus stop
Silk printed panels, ivory Marc Jacobs boucle, lime wool crepe
and printed ponte knit
I really need to stay off the third floor at Mood because I always find the best pieces there...and not the cheapest ones but the most amazing pieces that always beg to be brought home with me. I really tried hard to convince Lauren that she needed some of this piece too...especially since it was backed with a lightweight fusible interfacing.
You know how much I love owning these pieces of fabric and how well they sew up! I originally bought it thinking a dress but now that it's home, I know it will make a great spring jacket...so we shall see!
Lauren and I also spent some quality time in the wool crepe aisle bonding over a fabric type that we both adore! I had a great time with the ladies and gentleman both at dinner Thursday night and again on Friday afternoon at Mood. It was a wonderful way to throw off the concerns of a very long week.
Now that I've got all the materials I need for the outfit home in the sewing cave, I will work on the dress this weekend. However, if you're in NYC today and see a bunch of people roaming around Mood, it's other sewists joining up with Lauren and Sonja to fabric shop. Sure hope you all have a wonderful time!
Me...I gotta get this dress and jacket done!
...as always more later!