It’s Christmas!

by admin on May 23, 2012

in Pattern Review, sewing

The Boy says it’s more like Chanukah since the UPS/FedEx/USPS guys are bringing me stuff every day! Either way, it’s an exciting week (not so excited for when the credit card bill arrives, though)!

I have some items I bought before the NYC Pattern Review shopping extravaganza, so those items are thrown into the mix too. Of the items that have arrived already, I decided to get some Sewaholic patterns. I got a new serger a few weeks ago, but I haven’t really sewn any clothes or knits on it yet. I wanted to try some easier patterns with some lesser fabrics first. I found the  Renfrow Top and decided that would be a great t-shirt pattern to try. So, while I was ordering, I also picked up the Cambie Dress and the Minoru Jacket because the shipping makes it a better deal. I really just sounded like a chick there…wow! Anyway, I like that the patterns are geared towards bottom heavier chickies like myself. I’m shaped like a triangle or pear. I really am!


While most of my fabric purchases were shipped straight from the stores in NYC, I did bring a few items home in my suitcase. Robin was my shopping buddy and we enabled each other.  So, without any further ado, here is my first round of fun from shopping:


This is a black and white ITY Knit from Spandex House – not to be confused with Spandex World where you can buy WWF and Ice Skating type spandex. I bought more from there, but I saw this after I had checked out and had everything all set for shipping. I’m figuring a DVF Wrap dress with this. I’m thinking a maxi.

At Elliot Berman Textiles I found this awesome yellow knit. I am going to knock-off this dress for a fraction of  the price and make it in a comfy knit.

I saw this knit at Elliot Berman and fell in love with it. It’s a nice orangey color and nice and heavy. I’m thinking it would be a great dress for the winter because of the weight.

The piece de resistance at Elliot Berman is this genuine Missoni knit. I got it for $40 a yard and I figured that was a steal since a genuine Missoni dress goes for about $1000. I just need to find the perfect pattern now. This is cute.  Or something simple like this. Or this.

Of course we hit Mood of Project Runway fame. It really is a very large store – 3ish floors. The elevator is a bit dated, but that adds to the charm. I picked up a cute denim to make a skirt and some shirting. One of the next sewing classes I’ll be taking involves making a button down shirt. I thought this would be perfect for me.

One of the last places we went was Purl Soho. I told Robin, “no yarn!” Basically, I wanted to check out the cute little store I’ve heard so much about. Well, she bought some yarn and I bought these 1/2 yd pieces of quilt cotton and the shell buttons.


That’s all for today! More to come, I promise!!!

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