Elizabeth was in town and we spent the day catching up, visiting the DG Expo and fondling fabrics and notions, eating, drinking and, of course, buying a little fabric. We visited Mood, but I held back (I have a gift certificate that I forgot to bring, and I'd always rather spend someone else's money than my own). I picked up a few jeans buttons at Pacific Trims and fantasized about all their ridiculous trims that I have no use for (and no clue how much to buy, since there's no specific use for it), and of course I had to visit Kashi at Metro Textiles.
Message from Kashi to all Patternreview members and sewing bloggers out there: He misses you. Business has been down since Hurricane Sandy, though he can't think of a link between his business and the weather, but he has lots of goodies and no women to buy them. Visit the man. You'll be glad you did.
I was very well behaved at Metro, despite Kashi's insidious offerings of fabrics he knew I'd like. (There are some killer silk twills right now, in a rainbow of delicious colors). I ended up with 2 yards of ivory pre-fused boiled wool and 2 yards of poly charmeuse for a lining. I actually bought an entire project in one visit - excepting trim or buttons, of course, but I can probably manage to trim and/or button about 20 jackets with what I have in stash.
Of course I could also make 20 jackets and line them with what I have in stash, but that's another story. I don't have an ivory jacket, I don't have any ivory fabric, I love working with boiled wool, I hate fusing fabrics and will always happily buy pre-fused if I'm lucky enough to find it, and while I could have lined it with something I already have (and still might, if the charmeuse decides to be something else), I couldn't resist that lovely green flecked fabric.
Hey, it made me want to sew. Isn't that reason enough?