So after lunch I took a cab to Roosevelt Road, where New Rainbow Fabrics and Vogue Fabrics are across the street from each other. Here's a glimpse inside New Rainbow:
I was greeted at the door and offered help - very nice. (Don't you want to make a dress with the leafy stuff? But you'd have to move all the leaves out of the way when you sew, right?) I didn't find anything that grabbed me. It's a small store, smaller than Promenade Fabrics in New Orleans, but they have lots of nice stuff. Knits were $7.99/yard.
Next to Vogue. It smelled funny and nobody offered to help me, even when I was carrying 2 bolts of fabric around. But then I stacked them on the cutting counter and had a great experience.
Two of these were $3.99/yd and the coral (it's not really red) was $3.19/yd! The guy cutting my fabric asked what I was going to make with that one. He said he was invited to Washington, DC to "do a show" and he decided he needed to use it for a "collection." (So obviously he designs and sews, and I guess that means he'll make one of everything?) He advised me to make a fun tank dress for summer. We'll see...
And this is what I wore to meetings today - I think these wide-legged pants from Loft (3 years ago...or as Ann puts it, seasons ago) balance out my hips (just let me be delusional if you disagree, because I already bought a similar pair today). I just wanted to show you my feminine-ish outfit, because tomorrow I'm going to rock my family's world.
See, the high is 48 tomorrow, so I found some work pants at H&M yesterday but I needed a heavier jacket than what I brought, so...well, you'll see. Just think "drug rep."