So what is the result of 3 weeks in the US?? A booty of fabric! I thought I would share my hoard with you all.
First of all, here it is in its entirety:
Yep, it fills the dining table. Clearly I have a lot of work ahead of me...but I do have plans for all of it, long term plans admittedly, but plans nonetheless. I didn't just buy everything I saw that felt nice, believe it or not I was actually restrained!
This is the haul bought at The Loft in LA at US$2.50/lb. It includes 5 yards of grey ponte, 3 yards of strip knit, 5 yards of wool blend black bottom weight and some light cream coloured georgette. I believe this place is hit and miss, obviously I scored a hit with a purchase of 9lb of fabric!
Next up is my favourite piece bought, a gorgeous Ralph Lauren wool coating houndtooth bought at Mood in LA. I will definitely be doing a muslin before cutting into this, it is waaay too special.
But wait, it's not all fabric, I also bought some yarn at Bliss Yarns in Nashville.
and a book:
I also had a couple of great finds at an antique mall, two fab patterns, and a lot of vintage buttons!!
I love the great finds you have when travelling, so much nicer than your typical souvenir. Only problem is I have been away three times this year, so my stash is totally out of control! But don't worry I have already made a start so look out for some finished items soon. I am working on some winter items as the chill has really set in now.
Be back soon with some newly made stash busting items :)