Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NY Trip: The Loot

Here are some pictures of some of the stuff I bought. They are in no particular order. I washed everything before I thought to photograph it. So, try to look past the wrinkles.

I picked up all of the hardware and the synthetic leather I will need to make this bag.

I might be a sewing tool junkie. I restrained myself and bought only these. I'm really excited about the SimFlex for buttonhole spacing.

Some of the buttons and trim I bought. Clockwise from the top: pink sequins possibly for neckline trim on a tunic, buttons for a wool coat, dragonfly buttons for daughter's Wallaby sweater, elastic trim for daughter's T-shirt, black fold-over elastic (never tried this before), brown buttons - bought just because I liked them.

The Preacher gets the most exciting things from the trip - collar stays and white cotton jersey for T-shirts.

I wanted a green spring coat. I ended up with two pieces in exactly the same color because after purchasing the first I thought it wasn't heavy enough. So, I found something heavier in a different store and it turned out to be the exact same color. I'm not sure if I'll use it for the lining (a little boring?) or do something else with it. The buttons match better than the picture shows.
Some raspberry corduroy for my girls and silk chiffon for me.

A linen plaid for a shirt dress for me.

Three cotton shirtings (L-R): white stretch poplin, lavendar and white stripe, white-on-white textured stripe.

Black quilted nylon, cotton print (for lining), zipper and patent leather piping for a vest.

Three knit basics for me: green bamboo jersey, oatmeal rayon interlock, black rayon jersey. All sooooo nice!

Three T-shirt knits for the kiddos.

Black wool and silk charmeuse (for lining) for pants. Sewing with silk charmeuse will be a first for me.

The fabric in the middle was already in my stash. I wanted to make a jacket out of it, but needed something to wear with it. I purchased the linen on the left to make a skirt. The silk on the right is for the jacket lining. I'm not too sure about the buttons yet. This fabric was really difficult to match.

Pink patchwork, cotton/lycra jersey and trims for a spring skirt and top for older daughter.

I'm excited to sew with these fabrics. Sewing with great fabric is such a pleasure. I'm already dreaming of pressing those cotton shirtings. And the knits are even softer and nicer after washing. Okay, enough blogging. I think I'm going to go cut something out.
Note: I changed the some of the comments settings since I hear there were some problems with that. Hopefully the changes help....


  1. Wonderful fabric, your trip sounds so much fun.

  2. What great loot! I went to NYC last Summer and had a blast. Glad you enjoyed yourself.