Folks, I have reached a new level in my sewing. I never thought it would happen and surely not here in NYC. Are you sitting down?
I can’t find fabric. Specifically, I can’t find a particular fabric. I have searched high and low, on-line and brick-and-mortar. I have lost hours of my life in a fruitless search for a bright turquoise cottonbatiste or voile. I want a bright, deep, blue turquoise. Not a muddy greenish turquoise. Not a namby-pamby soft, pastelly turquoise. I’m talking peacock, in your face, jewel-toned blue turquoise. Like this…asldkfj
I don’t want this…
My recent purchase at Paron’s turned out to look more like the latter. It looks… dirty, for lack of a better term. And yes, I’ve pre-treated it. It actually looked worse after going through the laundry. This is what it looked like straight from the store…
Seriously, how is it so hard to find the right color and fabric content? Am I asking too much?
Today, I traipsed over to the garment district in search of my elusive unicorn of a fabric. To no avail, I might add. I started to consider other colors, like fuchsia or a combination of fuchsia and orange (one of my all time fave combos), but I couldn’t find any lt-wt fabrics that would work. I want to use this mythical fabric to underline the white eyelet fabric I bought from New Rainbow Fabrics in Chicago. Remember?
I went into several stores today. Metro Textiles, Chic Fabrics, AK Fabrics, and others whose names I don’t remember. Finally at the last store, AK Fabrics, I found a red poly cotton that was the right weight to underline the eyelet. It was a good red for me. I would have preferred a batiste or a voile, but apparently they don’t exist in jewel tones. My only worry for this fabric is that it will be too warm or won’t breathe in the humidity of summer. What do you think?
I also bought a white Swiss dot cotton fabric from AK Fabrics. I can never pass up a swiss dot. I am helpless when confronted with them.
The good news, though, is that I found an amazing fabric at Metro Textiles. While in Chicago, I had drooled over Jaeng’s ruffle knit maxi skirt (unfortunately, no picture of the skirt). Granted she’s a slim, graceful looking woman and this skirt just floated on her. On me, it might look like this…
For what it’s worth, here’s the beautiful fabric. May it not be my folly!
Happy stashing everyone!