Metro Textiles (265 W 37th St) and Elliot Berman (225 W 35th St ) agreed to open on Saturday especially for us and judging by the full bags and rolling suitcases, everyone found something to purchase at those stops. There was no way we all could have fit into Metro Textiles at one time so we divided into two groups and conquered Metro Textiles and Elliot Berman separately. Then we reassembled and went to Mood for more shopping and to practice our Tim Gunn "Thank you, Mood!" impersonations.
|Half the group at Elliot Berman|
√ 1. Get fabric to make a dress for my best friend's retirement party. I found this jersey knit at Metro. The party is at the end of September, so this project moves to the beginning of my queue.
√ 2. Find blouse fabric to match bottomweight recently added to my collection. It's hard to tell from the photograph, but this cotton/silk blend is a perfect match for the teal bottomweight.
√ 3. Get eighteen red buttons for a knit top that's been in the queue for months. I've been wanting to do more with knits. This fabric has been pushed back many, many times because I prefer sewing wovens.
Since I successfully checked all of the items on my To Do list, I treated myself to this bonus piece:
I have no idea what I'm going to do with this French cotton from Elliot Berman. I just liked it!
These PR shopping excursions are really fun. There are few things better than spending time and talking with people who are as passionate about sewing as I am. Kudos to Elizabeth for planning such a great experience and kudos to co-commander Carolyn. I'll be watching the PR message boards for the next outing.