Friday, April 13, 2007
New York Buying Trip
Today, three sewing friends from Philadelphia and I had a great fabric shopping day in New York. We went to B & J, Mood, and Metro.
At Metro Textile (Kashi's), we met up with some PACC members who also just happened to be in the area! I am not a member of PACC now, but remembered some of the women, and had a great time catching up with them.
After lunch at Mr. Broadway, we proceeded down to the Museum at FIT Exhibit featuring Chado Ralph Rucci. Before today, I had never had the opportunity to see Rucci's work up close. Truly, this work was of the highest quality, the designs well thought out, and really, I can say that these clothes are as a group, some of the best executed I've ever seen. And I've been to a lot of fashion exhibits in my life in New York, London, Paris, and so on, so I know whereof I speak. The exhibit closes tomorrow, so I am glad I got to see it today!
Another highlight of this trip was an introduction by one of my friends to her teacher, Miss Alice of Sapho School of Dressmaking and Design. Miss Alice runs a small and excellent school and has done so for years. If I could quit my day job and just sew, sew, sew, I would enroll immediately in her school, for the chance to learn at this woman's very learned and dedicated knee.
I'll leave you with a photo of the fabric I acquired on this trip: