Monday, June 20, 2011
The Manhattan project
I need to just see what I am buying in person. I love the convenience of buying online but shipping is a killer, and if you don't receive what you can use, return shipping is sometimes enough to end up keeping what I've ordered.
The plan is a day in NYC.
My shopping list....
Burda or Patrones magazine
Leather buckles for trench coats (for 1 belt and 2 shoulder epaulettes)
Buckle for a finished belt
Wing needle Schmetz 130/705H
Double wing needle 130/705H
Long Glass Headed pins
DMC Broder Machine size 50 or Madeira Tanne size 50 or Mettler Article 240 60/2 - in White, Black, Beige
french curve 1
snap tape (bodysuit crotch) spacing 3/4" 4 yards
picot edge elastic - white 10 yards, black 5 yards
Color matching for..
1) Handprinted silk crepe - silk crepe or charmeuse royal blue or rose 1 1/2 yds
2) Printed Floral silk - silk charmeuse 1 1/2 yards crimson red
3) Petersham Ribbon - Seersucker skirt project White or Tan 5 yards 1"
4) Long Staple cotton jersey fine opaque - white or black - 2 yards
Wicking lining fabric for running shorts - red (1 yd), blue (1 yd) or neutral or lt grey (2 yds)
and it doesn't hurt that there's an Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
at 12:35 PM