I’m in fabric heaven

I’ve spent 2 days in New Yorks Fashion District, and I don’t want to go back to Switzerlands small range of fabrics :(

I now know what wool crepe feels like! And what gabardine is! And chambray!

I bought a spiral bound notebook and started systematically working my way through the fabric stores, writing down where I saw what. Today I even got swatches! I always feel shy about asking because I know I won’t be able to buy that much of every fabric, but hey, I’m here once a year or once every two years! I need to make sure I get exactly what I want :)

So I spent the evening cutting the swatches into nice squares, stapling them into the notebook and writing down what the fabric’s called, where I got it and how much it costs. I don’t think I’ve ever been this organized haha…

I’ve only bought one fabric so far, I found the perfect one for the embellished bustier! At Parons, they’re so nice there! I actually forgot to write down the name of this fabric, but it’s a dusty pink lycra-type fabric that has a satin-shine to it. I’ll go back there soon to find out the name…

Fabrics I’ve seen:

  • Shantung! So many pretty colors. I want to get some for the bustier dress (Gertie’s Online Course), but can’t decide on a color. I’m trying to find the perfect shade of dark seafoam and I’m also considering a nice, almost tealy, blue


like this with a dash of seafoam


or a blue like the dress on the right

  • A nice deep purple wool crepe (maybe for that Lucille Dress?)
  • Gabardines for more sheath dresses? (blue and green)
  • Houndstooth fabric
  • Herringbone wool
and so many more to be honest… I have to see what my budget can manage before I buy :)
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2 thoughts on “I’m in fabric heaven

  1. I love Paron’s! I’ve had good luck finding really exquisite fabric for really reasonable prices, and the people are so nice there! They’ve often discounted my purchases even more at the register for no real reason.

    • yeah that’s what they did for me too, gave me the last 1 and 1/2 yards or so of the fabric, for the price of 35, even though the yard cost 45!

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