Sunday, August 29, 2010

in the garment district

Saturday morning I woke up early, early and walked down the Hudson River Walkway from my apartment to the PATH. After all the muggy days we had, we'd had a week of very rainy and cold weather here. Yesterday was just perfect, though. Warm, but not hot, not muggy, and really gorgeous!

I met up with a bunch of sewing bloggers and Pattern Review members at Metro Textiles and Elliott Berman in the Garment District on a little trip organized by Elizabeth and Robyn. You can see the full plan for the day on Robyn's blog. Sadly I was only able to do the morning part, but it was SO MUCH FUN! After I left they went on to many more stores, and I went home to take some quick pictures of my purchases and go to a friend's 10th anniversary party.

Here's a lace swatch from Metro

A blue silk from Metro that's like a slightly opaque silk organza

blue silk

From Elliott Berman, an ombre white-to-navy silk organza that was $10/yard... I need to figure out how to make one of the flower girl dresses for my wedding in June from this, it's awesome!

ombré blue silk organza

And a pussy willow embroidered silk organza, also $10. I'm thinking Ana's next Easter dress.

pussy willow embroidered silk organza

And finally, a light blue print cotton that I believe is going to be sewn up for the Butterick 4157 sew along.

blue cotton

Here's some pictures from the shopping. I'm terrible with names so I didn't get everyone's names who was there, but below we have Nancy K, Carolyn, Claudine, Karen, Elaray, and Noile. If I missed your blog, andd a comment! :-)

at Elliott Berman

at Elliott Berman

Here are a few more photos.





Elaray said...

I was a really fun day and a great day for shopping. I love seeing what everyone else bought! You've got quite a nice haul.

Sheila said...

I had an Awesome time and looking forward to meeting up again. You purchased beautiful fabrics and drooling over the white/navy- ombre silk.

Antoinette said...

How fun! I love that ombre silk you got.

sewabeginner said...

Gorgeous fabrics!!! Those are going to be some beautiful dresses you make. So good to see you.