This year Fabric Mart bought out all the stock of Rosen & Chadick, a fabric store in the NYC Garment District that recently closed. Rosen & Chadick was an upscale fabric store that started on 40th Street and moved twice after the garment district was invaded by other businesses and the rents increased three-fold. I have fond memories of Rosen & Chadick on 40th Street and the couple of pieces I purchased there along with the garments made. So sorry that I don't have any pictures of those pieces.
Anyway, I was so thrilled to be able to shop some of those Rosen & Chadick fabrics. Especially since Fabric Mart left the original prices on the bolts and discounted them 60%. I need you to understand that these are some of the finest quality fabrics even if it's old stock.
fine wale printed corduroy
cotton sateens - love the mod print on the left
Printed linen and navy linen
These were the only purchases from the website
A navy & gray suiting - this piece is amazing!
A printed plaid shirting
I bought 16 pieces of fabric for a total of 64.75 yards...
The dark pile
The light bright pile
There is shirting, denim, linen, corduroy, chambray, cotton sateen, eyelet and a gingham in the piles.
I know...I know...it's a lot of fabric. BUT the regret from only purchasing 5 pieces last year fueled this year's fabric orgy. As each new garment showed up on social media from last year's campers, my regret grew. Especially since everyone doubled and tripled checked with me to see if I was SURE I didn't want a piece.
This year...no fabric regrets! And yes, I know I'm going to the 5 day Sew Camp in June but I expect there to be new fabric then and more opportunities to own more of the Rosen & Chadick fabrics that are no longer in circulation.
I was also going to go to Zooks Fabrics on Saturday. See they were having a 20% off sale on the entire store and I love their quilting cottons for shirts. I woke up Saturday morning, went down to sew after breakfast and just didn't feel like going. When one of the other Sew Campers asked me if I was going, I said no ~ I was "Fabric Satisfied".
While I would have loved to have walked around the store. I just didn't feel the need to touch and buy more fabric. My fabric tank had been topped off and all I wanted to do was sew!
This is my first post about Sew Camp weekend. More in the next post!
...as always more later!