My family shipped my fabric purchases from New York on Monday, and they were here by Thursday. Snail mail is getting quicker I think.
These are the six knits I picked out at Metro Textiles. They all feel luxurious and soft. I love them, and even more because each was just $5.00 per yard.
Down below is a picture of two pieces of polyester gabardine, one in black and the other in winter white. I use to make pants out of this type of gabardine a long time ago and it always sewed up really good and wore well. The black is for a pair of pants and I got enough of the the winter white to make a jacket and pants suit. The second picture is English wool suiting one in black and the other in a taupe pinstripe. Both pieces are for suits.
The cheetah print (I think its cheetah, I tend to get my animals a little mixed up)is a light weight polyester knit I think. The other piece is a really nice satiny feeling fabric for a blouse.
These are silky prints that I got at Joann's and WalMart while on vacation.
Here's a picture of the project I worked on this week. Another town gown made from McCalls 5893. The first one was gifted to my mother. I wore this on an outing with my sewing friends today and it was nice, comfy, and breezy.
I really thank God for being able to make the trip to visit my family once again. This is something that I don't take lightly. I thank Him for making it possible for me to shop in the garment district. I'm also thankful to Him for all of this fabric. I have just enough for a many creative hours of sewing. I'm just in a very thankful mood today - sometimes you just have to let it out. I know from whom my blessings flow....