I had a few hours of kid free time this week so I decided to take one last trip to the garment district before the baby comes.  I am guessing that it will be at least a couple of months before I can go again, so I was anxious to get a few things.

I only bought two things, but I am pretty happy with my buys.  First of all I bought this clearance fabric at Paron’s Fabrics.  Unfortunately it is a polyester blend, but I loved the pattern so much and the price (at $6 a yard) was too hard to pass up.  It is going to turn into a button down blouse (McCalls 6436) for sure.

I also bought this silk crepe de chine in this awesome coral, orange red hue at Chic fabrics.  I love the drape and the structure of this silk.  It think it’s going to sew up really nicely.  I do have some plans for this fabric, but I am going to let it remain a mystery for the time being.

I have also been doing some knitting lately.  It is really cold right now in NYC so I don’t feel bad at all that I am spending time and money on a new cowl for myself.  This is going to be another gaptastic cowl like the one I made for my sister for Christmas, but his time in a mustard like color for me.

11 thoughts on “IN THE WORKS

  1. This fabric is so gorgeous! Both pieces will look great on you! And heck yeah, you need a scarf for this awful weather! It’s just so bitterly cold– this will be just the ticket!

  2. Nice fabrics! And that gaptastic cowl is adorable! I think it will look nice in the mustard color! I also enjoy knitting, though I have never tried a cowl. My next project will be a baby blanket for my sister’s baby due in April. Keep warm!

    • how sweet of you to make a baby blanket for your sister. ive never made anything as big as a blanket. sewing has made me impatient for quick results.

  3. Beautiful fabrics! I can see why the floral one “spoke” to you.

    Yeah, knitting has been a big pass-time this very cold week for me too!

    • thanks sallie. i looked at those equiptment blouses that you mentioned. so awesome. makes me want to make like ten versions of this blouse pattern.

  4. Lovely buys. The floral is awesome. My first attempt at that cowl is going well and I’m planning a mustard one next. Is that the Lion brand ‘gold’?? I’m about to buy it.

  5. Ahhhh… nesting. I hope you are feeling well! Love the baby boy cobalt pants! A truly magical time, to be sure! You can be sure the garment district will still be here to drain your wallet when you are ready again!

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