Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mojo Rising

So Tuesday I took the bus up to NYC. Elizabeth was in town and we spent the day catching up, visiting the DG Expo and fondling fabrics and notions, eating, drinking and, of course, buying a little fabric. We visited Mood, but I held back (I have a gift certificate that I forgot to bring, and I'd always rather spend someone else's money than my own). I picked up a few jeans buttons at Pacific Trims and fantasized about all their ridiculous trims that I have no use for (and no clue how much to buy, since there's no specific use for it), and of course I had to visit Kashi at Metro Textiles.

Message from Kashi to all Patternreview members and sewing bloggers out there: He misses you. Business has been down since Hurricane Sandy, though he can't think of a link between his business and the weather, but he has lots of goodies and no women to buy them. Visit the man. You'll be glad you did.

 I was very well behaved at Metro, despite Kashi's insidious offerings of fabrics he knew I'd like. (There are some killer silk twills right now, in a rainbow of delicious colors). I ended up with 2 yards of ivory pre-fused boiled wool and 2 yards of poly charmeuse for a lining. I actually bought an entire project in one visit - excepting trim or buttons, of course, but I can probably manage to trim and/or button about 20 jackets with what I have in stash.

Of course I could also make 20 jackets and line them with what I have in stash, but that's another story. I don't have an ivory jacket, I don't have any ivory fabric, I love working with boiled wool, I hate fusing fabrics and will always happily buy pre-fused if I'm lucky enough to find it, and while I could have lined it with something I already have (and still might, if the charmeuse decides to be something else), I couldn't resist that lovely green flecked fabric.

 Hey, it made me want to sew. Isn't that reason enough?

7 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is the perfect reason to buy fabric! Sorry I missed you but that pesky day job keeps getting in the way!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip to New York. I can't wait to see the jacket.

badmomgoodmom said...

I was just thinking of Kashi as I used up the last of two colors of Ponte he sold me. I thought about ordering more, but worried it wasn't worth the hassle and postage. I better call him up to restock.

Note to people who don't live in NYC. Kashi mails fabric at .very. reasonable rates.

Andrea said...

Nice fabric. I can't wait to see them in person. I might have to break my promise to myself to not buy fabric. Kashi and Metro Textiles is a very important part of my sewing life.

gMarie said...

So what jacket are you planning? And yes - them talking to you and making you want to sew *is* reason enough! It's going to be lovely. g

SEWN said...

SOOOOO good to see you. Miss you already!

Vicki said...

No argument from me!! I would visit Kashi if I could but I have enough fabric for 50 jackets.